Ricky Hope, Tasmanian artist

Artist Statement

My name is Ricky Hope. I am a Tasmanian watercolour artist and I live in Hobart. I am self-taught and have been painting for three years.

I have chosen watercolours as my preferred medium; as I like watercolours for the way the colours blend and flow, its luminosity, spontaneity and relies on the white of the paper to shine through the transparent colour washes. I also like to paint a lot of detail in my paintings.

I always loved art at school and view things differently now that I am a lot older and find I get lost in time when I am creating my artwork. I have yet to find my own particular style and feel I am developing my technique as I continuously paint different subjects.

For me painting is a journey where learning is so rewarding. It has taught me to be inquisitive, enjoying nature at its best and having the ability to interpret my experiences through my artwork, which I love to do and share with others.

Each of my artwork pieces is a new experience and I am inspired by the beauty of what nature has to offer i.e. trees, especially gum flowers and gum nuts, florals, the sea and chickens as they have wonderful facial features and expressions.

I am now experimenting with acrylics and also started using ink with my watercolours paintings as it delivers more detail in my work.

I exhibit and sell my paintings at local markets in Hobart.

Ricky Hope, Tasmanian artist

Artist Statement

My name is Ricky Hope. I am a Tasmanian watercolour artist and I live in Hobart. I am self-taught and have been painting for three years.

I have chosen watercolours as my preferred medium; as I like watercolours for the way the colours blend and flow, its luminosity, spontaneity and relies on the white of the paper to shine through the transparent colour washes. I also like to paint a lot of detail in my paintings.

I always loved art at school and view things differently now that I am a lot older and find I get lost in time when I am creating my artwork. I have yet to find my own particular style and feel I am developing my technique as I continuously paint different subjects.

For me painting is a journey where learning is so rewarding. It has taught me to be inquisitive, enjoying nature at its best and having the ability to interpret my experiences through my artwork, which I love to do and share with others.

Each of my artwork pieces is a new experience and I am inspired by the beauty of what nature has to offer i.e. trees, especially gum flowers and gum nuts, florals, the sea and chickens as they have wonderful facial features and expressions.

I am now experimenting with acrylics and also started using ink with my watercolours paintings as it delivers more detail in my work.

I exhibit and sell my paintings at local markets in Hobart.

Ricky Hope, Tasmanian artist

Artist Statement

My name is Ricky Hope. I am a Tasmanian watercolour artist and I live in Hobart. I am self-taught and have been painting for three years.

I have chosen watercolours as my preferred medium; as I like watercolours for the way the colours blend and flow, its luminosity, spontaneity and relies on the white of the paper to shine through the transparent colour washes. I also like to paint a lot of detail in my paintings.

I always loved art at school and view things differently now that I am a lot older and find I get lost in time when I am creating my artwork. I have yet to find my own particular style and feel I am developing my technique as I continuously paint different subjects.

For me painting is a journey where learning is so rewarding. It has taught me to be inquisitive, enjoying nature at its best and having the ability to interpret my experiences through my artwork, which I love to do and share with others.

Each of my artwork pieces is a new experience and I am inspired by the beauty of what nature has to offer i.e. trees, especially gum flowers and gum nuts, florals, the sea and chickens as they have wonderful facial features and expressions.

I am now experimenting with acrylics and also started using ink with my watercolours paintings as it delivers more detail in my work.

I exhibit and sell my paintings at local markets in Hobart.