John Hopkins

Tutor Bio

John enjoys giving watercolour demonstrations to art societies and teaches painting to groups of adults. He continues to work commercially, exhibits his paintings widely and has won many awards. He undertakes private commissions including more detailed animal studies and tries to find time to indulge his passion for en plein-air painting and figurative work.

John is an associate member of the RBSA, a member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society and exhibits at the highly regarded Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, which represents some of the best contemporary artists in the UK. He recently won two awards at the Patchings Festival Open TALP Competition.


“Very good demonstrations to guide you through in stages and share his amazing skills without narration.”

“A most enjoyable time. I have really learned a lot; John is an excellent teacher.”

“A very enjoyable painting experience in delightful surroundings. The group (of 10) was small enough for everyone to receive individual attention. John was a clear and informative tutor and easy to follow/ask questions. I learnt a lot and would certainly return again.”

“A real revelation for an almost beginner watercolour, at this level, some very kind constructive criticism from John. Wonderful demonstration – very inspiring.”


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