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Angela Hoppe Kingston


Angela Hoppe Kingston


Born Mumbles, Swansea, lives in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

1955 – 1958   Studied painting at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham

1958               Awarded BAA Travelling Scholarship


Member-        The Welsh Group 1977 -

Hon.Member  The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales 1973-

                        (Chair 1991 – 2000)

Member          Women’s Arts Association Wales


Collections     New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge

                        Wolfson College, Oxford

                        Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

                        Cork University, Ireland


Artist Statement

"The only constant is that everything changes.

No man ever steps in the same river twice

for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

Greek philosopher



My work is based on my surroundings - plants growing and their relation to place. I have always found inspiration from plants in my garden, especially flowering plants. The 'Garden' series have evolved from a deep understanding and perception of flowers growing together in their own natural tangle.

The 'Plants and their Place' paintings looking at plants and where they grow in relation to the landscape, focussing on their environment and geology of place. Using collage to abstract the essential elements.

Throughout the Covid years and "Lockdowns" the awareness of the importance of climate change to the existence and survival of world plants was magnified and I started a new series of work based on research and detailed observations of my garden trees, Ginkgo biloba, Silver Birch, and Sycamore. Initially I work in sketch books, drawing, writing painting, selecting and proceeding by elimination, using collage to express the ambience of essential elements, creating its own space.

Using garden finds to make 'Installations' during these Covid years, and to link with the new work on my garden trees. 

"To proceed by elimination - to know how to discard,

that is the great technique of selection"


"...the result of discarded finds"


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