Tannis Hopkins is an expressive, modern realism painter working primarily in oil and acrylic. She likes to explore familiar yet curious narratives and to start a story in the viewer’s mind. Her work strives to preserve the childlike sense of wonder and play in life while shadowing the darker side. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, she/he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with her/him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson.
Some of Tannis’s work explores and celebrates food culture, another passion of hers. She hopes to help people recognize and appreciate how much food is part of our love of life, how it defines our cultures and brings us together.
Through her work Tannis hopes to find kindred spirits, and to celebrate heartfelt, sensory and meaningful parts of life. She exhibits regularly and her work is in collections in Canada and the US. Tannis is thrilled to be a part of the 13 feet off the ground and the collective’s shared adventures.
Tannis grew up in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Vancouver, BC to connect with family origins. She studied Fine Art at Dawson College and Concordia University in Montreal and Fine and Applied Arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She worked as an advertising art director/graphic designer for years and now focuses on her fine art.