21 Greenwood drive , Neath
Welcome to Charlene Hopkins Art where you will find beautifully created Welsh fine art Originals and Prints. I am inspired by my native culture and all things lush and Welsh. My work is heavily influenced by nostalgia and loving memories of times gone by.
I come from a family of miners and grew up in the Afan Valley near the steel working town of Port Talbot. Therefore the coal and steel industry have played a huge part in my life, the hard working men and women and the close knit communities are what makes us who we are.
My grandfather began his working life as a young man at Albion Colliery near Cilfynydd in Pontypridd. He later worked at other Collieries in South Wales as a pit fire marshal, he married an Irish lady (my grandmother) and settled in the Port Talbot Afan Valley. My grandparents had 8 children and times were not always easy, life brought its ups and downs, its struggles and hardships but there was never a shortage of love. My family story is one that resonates with most welsh families and communities, I like to think that my art encapsulates those times long gone and the loving memories made. In short my work is of the people of Wales and for the people of Wales.