Onessimo Fine Art

Erica Hopper


Erica Hopper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, studied graphic and industrial design at San Diego State University, and continued her art education at the University of The Americas in Puebla, Mexico. During the 70's and 80's she was a successful illustrator with many published works in national periodicals. Today Hopper concentrates on oil media and textile design. It is clear one influences the other by the rhythm and texture found in her paintings.

Hopper's paintings are compelling and abstractly interpretive. She creates delicately modulated surfaces with subtle imagery. Her color use is strong, yet positioned to create a quiet contemplation and colorful vivaciousness. While she develops figurative images with color washes and markings that are clearly defined, the edges leave an openness for imaginative completion. "I illustrate my media into fragments of shape symbolizing ideas of landscape figurative and nature's essentials", says the artist.

Hopper's extensive travels have built her admiration and respect for ethnic origin and wildlife that have become a constant in her compositions. This consciousness along with imagination all come together on canvas to tell a story.

Hopper says her paintings are "metaphorical interpretations of nature and the stuff of dreams in which the viewer can envision the complete scene as the imagination takes over."

Erica Hopper's work is in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States.


1968-1971 University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico

1972 San Diego State University, CA

1973-1975 San Diego University, CA


1989 Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

1993 Private Exhibition, Imperial Bank, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Private Exhibition, Rancho Mirage, CA

2001 Solo Exhibit, A Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2002 A Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2004 New York Art Expo, NY


National magazine illustration

Clothing design and production-India, Mexico

Furniture design in company partnership

Custom textile design and production-own company 18 years,
distribution, U.S.

Textile design-China, India production for National showrooms

Fine arts-gallery exhibitions


1999-2004 Palm Springs Life, CA
Desert Sun-Editorial
Macallum Magazine
Art News
Art Magazine


St. Margarets, children educations program, CA
Desert Aids Benefit, Palm Springs, CA
Animal Samaritan Fund Raiser, Palm Desert, CA


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Radisson Hotel, Mission Valley, CA
Sheraton Hotel, Anahelm, CA
Singing Hills C.C., CA
Imperial Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Desert Oral Surgery, Palm Desert, CA
Steve Chase Assoc., Rancho Mirage, CA
Creative Excellence Inc., Seattle, WA
Harbor Club, San Diego, CA
Mercer Group, Santa Barbara, CA
Del Mar Race Trace, Club House, CA
Gerhard Design Group, La Costa, CA
Denton House, Salt Lake City, Utah
Stratum Textile Corp., Los Angeles, CA


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