Artist In Residence


About the Artist

Fiona Hooper was born in Bristol and has spent most of her adult life in London and Surrey. Her art training began at school and has continued ever since, including studying with the Open College of the Arts, life drawing/painting classes, and various other courses and workshops, for example with well-known professional artists such as Martin Kinnear, Mitch Waite and Chris Forsey.

Fiona works mainly in oil, but also uses acrylic, mixed media and coloured pencil. Her subject matter centres on landscapes and still life, portrayed in an impressionistic representational style, with an emphasis on the effects of light and capturing the essence of the subject.

As well as exhibiting and selling her work both in the UK and abroad (including the prestigious Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London, the Landmark Art Fairs at Teddington, the Corner Gallery at Carshalton Beeches, the Kingston Artists Group, and many other exhibitions), Fiona is a well-established portrait artist, with many successful commissions including people, dogs, horses and other animals.

An active member of the local art community for many years, Fiona has now become a regular visitor to art groups giving painting and drawing demonstrations, and leading workshops. Fiona runs a local art group near her home in West Sussex, and welcomes the opportunity to contribute and help other artists as she has been helped in the past.

Sunday 8th November

'Camera, Lights, Music!' by Fiona Hooper

A celebration of iconic musical personalities from the movies. Meet the museum's resident artist, Fiona Hooper, who will give a brief introduction to her show, before the 3pm film. The exhibition runs until Friday 11th March during normal museum opening hours.