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 Northern 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 Yachtsman

Sunderland Attack_2

Sunderland Attack

Ocean Sentinel

JWH 7 -Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol

Relentless Vigil

One of the Few Mk 1 spitfire 234 Squadron

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