Christina Hopkinson BWS is an award winning watercolour painter who lives on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border. For the past five years Christina’s work has focussed on the birds of the world and more recently the plight faced by many birds, especially Parrots, Macaws and Cockatoos, due to habitat loss and poaching for the pet trade.
In 2020 Christina was introduced to the genre of painting in miniature by Peter Hayton RMS HS – a challenge which she took to immediately and which has now become a part of her artistic practice. Christina’s miniature paintings form a collection aimed at highlighting the real threat of extinction of some of our most intelligent, entertaining and beautiful birds.
Christina has also begun to contribute work to ABUN – Artists and Biologists Unite For Nature which is a collection of artists serving the conservation community in promoting awareness.
In addition to her own work, Christina is working with a fellow artist on creating a joint painting to raise money for the Woodland Trust. The painting called ‘Our Ancient Woodland From Floor To Canopy’ is being created as the ‘Two Artists – One Vision’ project. Both artists live 250 miles apart and have been enjoying the logistical challenge of working on a large watercolour painting together. The Woodland Trust have been supporting the challenge and Daler Rowney have sponsored all the painting materials. When completed the painting will be auctioned off and all proceeds donated to the Woodland Trust to help in their efforts to preserve our ancient woodland. Christina continues to exhibit work with the societies that she belongs to and is an elected member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society.
The Wildlife Art Society International
The Association Of Animal Artists
The Birmingham Watercolour Society
The Hilliard Society
In addition Christina is a past trustee of the Association Of Animal Artists and a former committee member of the Guild Society of Artists, (part of the Fine Art Trade Guild).
If you would like to see a more comprehensive collection of paintings, exhibitions and awards, please visit Christina’s website: