About Angela Hoppe Kingston
Born in Mumbles, Swansea. Angela Hoppe Kingston studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham from 1955 to 1958.
My work is based on a visual stimulus of organic forms and my response to the immediate personal world around me.
The FLOWER paintings have developed from intimate drawings and watercolours made while the plant evolves through different stages of its life cycle. This work is crucial to the final large abstracted forms. I'am constantly trying to understand the creation of the flower, trying to get behind the most obvious surface. As each plant goes through its own life-cycle, independent and together at the same time, changes in scale, shape and colour are used as a stimulus for my work, expessing the energy of life.
Each painting is about its own time - another time - a new time.. There is a rhythm with no beginning or end.
The BEACH paintings are inspired by findings on my local beach. They are part of a series of works of feelings for the essence and sense of place. The marks and shapes, the secret symbols of time, are selected, abstracted and intuitively placed on the painting surface, ongoing, no edge, no end.
Caged - Love in the Mist 
Watercolour, pastel and graphite on Arches paper
Donated by the artist in 2011