The Dawning of an Art Series

My artwork is a window into the way I view the world. Ideas start from emotional responses to the constant loss of nature around us and the cruelty inflicted by man onto those who are unable to change their circumstances themselves. Sometimes my work is a vision of an ideal world, others a grip of the harsh realities we have created.

Each idea evolves and develops along its own path. Some projects are developed through much research and are anchored in many truths, others express emotions felt and are developed through poetry and sketching to help make them more tangible to work with.

The process from start to finish is always very organic and never forced. This stage can never be rushed.

The Robins Cage - Your Keeper

A poem from my up-and-coming series about the cruelty inflicted on animals during the

Yulin Dog Festival

A life of gold awaits for some

A gold that swirls amongst their breath

How bright it feels against their skin

But not for you cruel heart

Your keeper holds you strong

 Indifference is your crime

Laughed and jeered as wounds cast deep

A wind of change must come

Do you think your truly free

No consequence to bear

Past action cannot save you though

The path is trod too far

For you are true darkness in life

The claws that mock creation

Judgement is pulling at your heels

If not today, tomorrow

by Kathryn Hopkins

“To save wildlife and wild places the traction has to come not from the regurgitation of bad-news data but from the poets, prophets, preachers, professors, and presidents who have always dared to inspire.”

Banner Credits: Top Left to Right: Laurence Amelie, Unknown, Deborah Turbeville ~ Bottom Left to Right: Arthur Rackham, Stephanie Law, Cathleen Naundorf, Unkown

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