NEAL A. HOPKIN
I was born and raised in Cody, Wyoming, surrounded and influenced by its rich atmosphere of western art and culture. I had the opportunity to be taught and inspired by several amazing artists. The most influential of these artists were M. C. Poulsen, Peter M. Fillerup, and John Giarrizzo, Jr. At the age of 18 (2002) I took to an interest in portraiture and have been working to master it ever since. I find that there is no other subject more compelling than that of my fellow beings. Every portrait I paint is an attempt to better understand the individual and the medium.