John Hopkins is a Melbourne-based artist who has been exhibiting within Australia and internationally since the 1970s. He completed a Diploma of Fine Art from Swinburne University in 1966, and later a Master of Fine Arts at Monash University in 1994. Since he began painting some fifty plus years ago, the landscape and the figure have been among the main preoccupations of his work. He first visited Wilsons Promontory in 1964, and has returned to it as a source at various times since. Hopkins’s work is held in a number of institutional and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Geelong Art Gallery and TarraWarra Museum of Art.