Artist In Residence


Fiona Hooper

As 'Artist in Residence' at the Musical Museum,  Fiona had two solo exhibitions here featuring paintings of scenes from classic movies, and then portraits of some of the great singers and musicians of the movies.

Her interest in art began when she was very young, and much of her childhood was spent drawing and painting. At that time most of her subjects were horses, and although they are still a favourite, her subjects are now much more diverse.

Many things inspire Fiona to paint, with landscapes, modern still life, animals and people all featuring in her work.   She describes her technique stating:  "My emphasis when painting is on the effects of light and capturing the essence of my subject. I paint mainly in oils, but also work in acrylic, mixed media, fine art coloured pencil, and graphite pencil, always using the highest quality materials."

Fiona's work has won a number of local and national awards, and is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.  She has completed many commissioned portraits, both of animals and people, and also accepts commissions for other subjects.