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Cathy van Hoppe

I am an artist/illustrator living on the edge of a woodland near Eskdalemuir. My artwork explores the landscape of fairytales, a small portal for you to catch a glimpse into an otherworldy magic.

Images of Studio

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About My Practice

Inspired by the magic of the forest, I begin a painting by softening my senses and sketching the images that emerge in the texture of the paper. The subtlety of watercolours complements the ethereal nature of the imagery, and by using a muted palette, a sense of harmony and mystery are created.

Tools & Materials

I use Winsor and Newton watercolours and brushes on Arches watercolour paper. They allow me to get the subtle muted hues and details that I love. I use Faber Castell pencils for sketching as well as Procreate on my ipad.

Examples of work

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Spring Fling Activity

There will be a place or two to sit and 'have a go' at a simple painting yourself, I am very happy to assist with demonstrating techniques. There will be a raffle for a limited-edition print. And, if the weather is fine we may have a children's drawing table.

Offer for Spring Fling Friends

10% discount for Spring Fling Friends




Summerford Castle O’er, Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, DG13 0PJ


Parking Spaces: 3


There will be some accessible parking. The studio is set in a gently sloping garden. Toilet is up four stairs.

Price Range

– £1,200

Contact Info

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