Carvings and Sculptures created in stone

About

‚ÄčKevin Hopkins is a self-taught sculptor living in Wendover Ontario, East of the city of Ottawa.  Kevin started carving in 2005, but found it difficult to continue working with stone (and the dust it produces) while living in small Ottawa apartments. Since moving to the country, Kevin's creativity has finally been able to flourish.

Most of Kevin's pieces have been commissioned for private collections and he enjoys interpreting a client's concept through his unique vision. Carving in soapstone, serpentine, alabaster, marble, limestone and a variety of other materials, Kevin believes that the final piece should highlight the beauty of the stone. A carving should complement the stone and not compete with it.

Animals are the preferred subject matter for Kevin's carving, and often the animals possess large feet--a common feature in Kevin's sculptures. The large feet signify not only the power of the animal, but also, hopefully, serve as a reminder to the viewer of our own heavy footprints being left on our planet. 

 

Kevin is a member of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery, the Ottawa Arts Council and the Conseil des arts Prescott Russell Arts Council.


Kevin's work is currently on display at Hudson Gallery Plus in Hudson Quebec.

1973 - Born Tunbridge Wells, England


Education

1998 - Business Administration - Information Systems - Algonquin College Ottawa

Art Courses

2015 - The Working Artist - Online Business Course by Crista Cloutier

2016 - Introduction to Stone Carving - 8 week hands on course by Danny Barber of Smith and Barber, Ottawa

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

2015 - Special Recognition - Animals Art Competition

2016 - Top 24 Artist Award - Top 100 Open Art

2017 - 6th Place, Honourable Mention and Special Recognition 3D Art Category - Open Art Competition

         - 4th Place, Honourable Mention 3D Art Category - Seascapes

Group Exhibitions

2015 - Animals Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 

2016 - Top 100 Open Art, International Gallery of the Arts 

2017 - Transitions, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - Dimensions, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - En Route, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - Local Flavour, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - Open Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 

         - The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts International

         - Something Wild, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - Tranquility, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - Seascapes Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery 

         - Just for Fun, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

         - Art Speaks, Ottawa City Hall

         - 150 Reasons to be Canadian, Rockland Ontario

         - 150 Reasons to be Canadian, Vankleek Hill Ontario

         - Up in the Air, Kanata Civic Art Gallery

2018 - Harmony, StoneWall Wildes Gallery

Festivals

2015 - Canadian Stone Carving Festival, Gatineau Quebec

2016 - Canadian Stone Carving Festival, Perth Ontario