Am. b. 1951
With broad strokes and bright colors, Eric Hopkins captures the dynamic forces and patterns of nature in watercolors, oils, blown glass, and photography. Regardless of his chosen medium, Eric’s creative process relies on immediate inspiration, which transcends the specific and addresses a more abstract essence of his experiences. His vision focuses on the Big Picture—the natural world, geological and geographical forms, and the exchange of energy between Earth, Water, and Sky.
A native of North Haven Island, Maine, Eric is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School. He has exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and a number of galleries nationally. Eric’s paintings and works in glass are held in many private and public collections, including the Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art and the Corning Museum of Glass. He is also represented in the corporate collections of L.L. Bean, Johnson Wax and Idexx Laboratories.
For images of some of Eric Hopkin's paintings in museum collections, click on the links below.
Farnsworth Art Museum - numerous works in various mediums
We have collectors who are looking for Eric's paintings. If you have an Eric Hopkins painting that you are thinking of selling, please contact us.
The End of the Point
22 x 30 in. Watercolor, Gouache & Ink Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. Dated "February 24, 1987 " l.c. Provenance Private collection Price on request
Merchant Row Islands
7 x 10.5 in. Watercolor Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. 10-19-00 Provenance The artist a Maine collector Price on request
Big Sky #2
5.5 x 6 in. Watercolor Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. 10-27-00 Provenance The artist a Maine collector Price on request
Granite Passage #1
15 x 22 in. Watercolor, gouache and crayon Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. Dated 1-3-97 l.c. Provenance the artist a Portland, Maine collector $3,400
Darkness and Clouds
Darkness and Clouds Coming on over at Little Spencer Pond 22 x 30 in. Watercolor, Gouache & Crayon Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. Dated "7-31-06" l.c. Provenance Private Collection $6,800 (unframed)
Cloud Action Across the Bay #2 21 x 20.25 inches Watercolor, gouache and crayon on digital print Signed Eric Hopkins l.r. "3/20" l.c. Provenance Private collection $3,000
15 x 22 in. Watercolor, gouache and crayon Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. Provenance a Maine collector SOLD
Summer Islands with Clouds 22 x 30 in. Watercolor, gouache and crayon Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. Dated 9-2-05 l.c Provenance the artist a Massachusetts collector SOLD
Windy Fall Clouds
Windy Fall Clouds over Somes Sound #5 22 x 30 in. Watercolor, Gouache & Crayon Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. Dated "7-28-13" l.c. Provenance Private collection SOLD
5.5 x 8.5 in. Oil on paper Signed "Hopkins" l.r. 11-12-84 Provenance a New Hampshire collector SOLD
Study (Lobster Boat)
6.5 x 10 in. Oil on paper Signed "Eric Hopkins" l.r. 2-11-84 Provenance a New Hampshire collector SOLD