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Doug Hoppes

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Artist: Doug Hoppes

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Artist: Doug Hoppes

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Artist: Doug Hoppes

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About Doug Hoppes

Doug Hoppes is an American fantasy and plein-air painter based out of Hillsborough, North Carolina. Doug’s work focuses on representing the darker landscapes and strange creatures in fantasy. This has led him towards creating a look that is both fine art and illustration or, impressionistic macabre, as he likes to call it. In many of his paintings, we see the effect of the landscape on the creature and, many times, they seem to meld into one another such that they are, sometimes, inseparable. As a plein-air oil painter, his focus on the mood of the landscape, as opposed to details, influences the way that his fantasy paintings are created. His drive is to create the emotional effect such that you can feel the harshness of the land or the cold of the wind. Using the texture of the land and the lack of highly rendered detail, the user is allowed to create their own stories when viewing the painting. Doug has won several awards for his plein-air and fine art landscapes. In addition, his fantasy work has been seen in various volumes of Infected By Art.

Name: Doug Hoppes 
Joined: November 2013
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Many of these paintings are part of my story called Selik's Road. Selik is a quiet boy in his town. Very unremarkable. He always thought that he was tough but was never in any situations that truly tested this. He spent a lifetime in his mind fantasizing but never really experienced anything. Whenever he did have opportunities, he always made excuses why he couldn’t do something or why it wasn’t worth his valuable time. He never planned or thought ahead. He just went through his days without a thought for the future. The storyt of Selik is about how he learns that he doesn't really know much about the world around him or the people. He think that life is pretty easy and he has it all figured out. He's about to find out that he knows very little.

Location: Hillsborough, NC

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