Painter Emma Hopkins utilises her training in prosthetics in her meticulous nude portraits


Looking at Emma Hopkins’ hyper-realistic nude studies, it seems almost inconceivable that she has had no formal training in the fields of fine art painting and portraiture. Having studied for a degree in BA Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance at the University of the Arts London, Emma turned her anatomical vision and understanding of the human body to creating paintings suffused with the presence of living flesh. Her portrait, Sophie and Carla, which depicts photographer Sophie Mayanne with her pet dog, Carla, is one of four pieces shortlisted for this year’s BP Portrait Award.

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Source: It’s Nice That