Claire Hopkins’ pastel drawing of a Chinese Water Dragon poised on a rock in captivity was inspired by one of her regular visits to her local zoo on the Costa del Sol. Claire wanted to try drawing a different species of animal and gave herself a challenge of painting the scales. The colour and the form of the dragon inspired her to do this painting.
Claire Hopkins lives in Spain and specialises in Pet Portrait commissions and Animal Portraits. She has had a keen interest in drawing and painting from a very early age, but painting animals has always been her biggest passion. Claire works mainly in pastel pencil on PastelMat paper, working in detail to capture highlights and fur. She has been an active member of the Association of Animal Artists UK for a year, and is enjoying entering her work in their Exhibitions. Claire is also a member of The Wolverhampton Society of Artists where she exhibits many different varied subject matters including still life.