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Anthony Hopkins Brings His Art to Houston

Legendary Actor is Having a Private Bayou City Moment

BY // 08.22.17

The creative genius that has informed Sir Anthony Hopkins’ acting career for more than half a century has, for the last dozen or so years, extended to painting. His collection of vibrant, wildly exuberant canvases has won fans across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom. And now in Houston.

The Oscar winner’s latest abstract expressionist collection, Dreamscapes III “In a Blink,” is on view for private showings at Muir Fine Art Gallery in CityCentre. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the gallery and Houston Children’s Charity, which in a major coup will receive a percentage from sales of the artwork.

Beyond laying claim to the artist’s work, purchasers will be feted in mid-September at a private event with Hopkins and his wife Stella, who will be jetting into Houston just for the evening.

It was in fact Stella who was responsible for the actor’s delve into acrylics and canvas. “My wife encouraged me,” Hopkins told Fox News. “And I had no idea that I’d end up being a painter and having exhibitions.” In this video, he explains his passion for painting. “Painting is something I love to do. It’s a form of meditation,” Hopkins says on his Facebook page. 

Late last year, Hopkins’ bold paintings became part of the permanent exhibitions at Jeff Mitchum Galleries on the Las Vegas Strip and in La Jolla, California. His works also hang in the MGM Grand and the Bellagio hotels in Las Vegas.

Add to the buzz surrounding the actor’s paintings his vibrant Instagram account, which is probably one of the world’s most colorful.

Information on Anthony Hopkins’ Houston exhibition is available through Houston Children’s Charity CEO Laura S. Ward, who can be reached at 713-851-3385.

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