Clyde Hopkins (1946 – 2018) & Friends
Stephen Cooper, Jeff Dellow, John Gibbons, Lee Grandjean, Sharon Hall, Marilyn Hallam, Jennifer Harding, Vanessa Jackson, Richard Lawrence, Stephen Lewis, Jeff Lowe, Mali Morris, David Oates, Geoffrey Rigden, Trevor Sutton, David Sweet, Virginia Verran, Robert Welch, David Wiseman, Gary Wragg
During a visit to Open Studios at APT, Deptford, Myles and I spoke to Clyde together with Marilyn and expressed our interest in showing his work at Linden Hall Studio.
The seed was sown…
Over the coming months we discussed at length with Clyde our proposal. We agreed the inclusion of a number of sculptures with the paintings would be a great addition. An approach was made to the sculptor Jeff Lowe who agreed to share the exhibition with Clyde.
As we now know that exhibition never came to fruition due to the untimely passing of Clyde in 2018.
This exhibition consists of selections by Clyde’s wife Marilyn Hallam, assisted by David Sweet. The paintings express part of his career together with works by a group of his friends and colleagues, who by their inclusion here, show the esteem in which Clyde is held.
John Corley, Linden Hall Studio