Hopkins’ paintings are directly influenced by her experiences in life, as well as her surroundings. Originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, life in Maine provided for her a vital gift that changed her life. The influences of that life are evident in her paintings. Her views reflect an emotional response to nature, capturing moments of light and movement. The play of color and composition speak volumes in her paintings.
Hopkins is a 1982 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, USA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. She began her career in Philadelphia as a corporate interior designer. After relocating to Southern Maine, Hopkins left corporate interiors to paint and design independently. In the early 90’s she owned and managed an art gallery representing 30 artists, as well as her own work. She then turned her focus to studio work and plein-air painting. She has illustrated for architects and designed houses for builders. In 2003, Hopkins was commissioned to illustrate the Designer Showhouse and several of the interior rooms for Yankee Magazine of New England, receiving national recognition. She illustrated the MaineCoastCottage.com website which received the Golden Web Award in 2003 and 2005.
Madeleine exhibits at Ogunquit Art Association in ME, Newburyport Art Association in MA, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in VT, New Hampshire Art Association in NH, Fore Street Gallery in ME and Heartwood College of Art in Maine.
Madeleine P. Hopkins lives in Moody, Maine.