In 1979 I graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After graduating, I was offered a job at Willardson & White, a new innovative art Studio in Hollywood, California. I established the Chris Hopkins’ Illustration Studio in 1984 and became one of the most sought after illustrators in the country.

I was distinguished with numerous awards and honors from the art and entertainment communities. In 2003 I was honored with the Vargas Achievement Award. My work is in both private and public collections such as Library of Congress, the White House, the Pentagon and NFL properties.

In 1988, I made a life-changing decision to move out of the Los Angeles area back to the Pacific Northwest to raise my family. Far from the world of entertainment and advertising, I continued my illustration career, but was given a new opportunity as a commissioned artist, painting narrative fine art. My new work included commissions of portraits, landscapes and current and historical subjects. After over 30 years as a professional artist, I have continued a diverse career in art creating heartfelt paintings of the human experience both past and current. My love and passion for art has contributed to a lifelong successful career.

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