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Simon Hopkinson


My paintings arise from a longstanding interest in the British urban landscape. I think that unpopular features like concrete and decay are often beautiful, despite representing modern malaise. I tend to avoid recognised attractions, seeking out the views which more reflect my spirit.

Using my photographs as a guide, I try to create something freer and more textured than photo realism whilst retaining the atmosphere of the photographed scene. I am more concerned with mood and mystery than with shape and design.