about the artist
Claire Miller Hopkins lives in Spartanburg where she teaches and creates art. Known regionally as a portraitist, she works in oils, pastels and watercolor. Her paintings and drawing are widely known throughout the southeast and have won awards in a number of national and regional exhibitions.
Her many memberships include the Pastel Society of America (NY) in which she has been bestowed the designation of Master Pastelist.
She was a featured artist in The Artists' Magazine in Fall of 1994, and was a contribution artist in the 1993 book by Madlyn-Ann C. Woolwich, Pastel Interpretations.
about the work
South Carolina artist and arts educator MacArthur Goodwin once said that Claire's work "reflects her sensitivity to figure painting. [She] can best be described as the painter's painter because of her masterful handling of media, subject, and composition."
Prof. of Art Jane Nodine of the University of South Carolina Upstate said of Claire: "Her paintings and pastel work define some of the rich traditional experiences of women that have meant so much to her throughout her life. The women in Mrs. Hopkins' work are strong, noble, and thoughtful. At times they are caught in pivotal moments of change, uncertainty, and wariness where they seem to be seeking something about themselves or the world in which they live."
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selected national & regional juried exhibitions
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