John Wynne Hopkins

John Wynne Hopkins B.Ed., GAvA

John Wynne Hopkins was born in 1954 in Dafen, Llanelli, Wales and his family emigrated to Nothern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He was brought up in Africa but returned to Wales to be educated at Llandovery College, Cardiff College of Art and Trinity College Carmarthen, where he trained as an art teacher.

John taught in the “Beacon School”, Buckinghamshire before returning to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where he served in the 1st Battalion Rhodesian African Rifles. He returned to Wales in 1982 and for many years has painted military and aviation painting commissions for British Army regiments. John especially enjoys painting Welsh landscapes en plein air. John was head of the Art Department at Pen Y Bryn Senior Special School until taking early retirement to paint professionally.

John is an award winning artist and a Full Member of the Guild of Aviation Artists exhibiting in the Mall Galleries, London.

Flying Yachtsmen_2

‘Flying Yachtsmen’

Short Sunderland Mk 111, ML884/DG-Z of No 422

Sqn RCAF, RAF Pembroke Dock, 8th Dec 1944

Limited Edition Print (A2) – 3/250

Sunderland Attack_2

‘Sunderland Attack’

Sunderland JM708, “N” of 228 Squadron

Limited Edition Print 3/250

Relentless Vigil_2 

‘Relentless Vigil’

Sunderland Mk 111 ML770/1-P of 228 Sqn RAF

Of Pembroke Dock, covering convoys in 1944

Oil on Board

Ocean Sentinel_2

‘Ocean Sentinel’

Sunderland Mk11, W6055 ZM-R of No 201

Squadron, Castle Archdale, September 1942.

Limited Edition Print

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