Lauri Hopkins artist


It was lovely to spend the morning with artist Lauri Hopkins and learn about her creative process and how she balances motherhood with earning a living as a painter.

“The works aren’t of anything. They are awkward and playful and imperfect like real life. They are mostly made with things that were going to be thrown away, and given an after-life as something nostalgic, intimate, uncertain and human.”

Lauri creates beautiful abstract pieces using old book covers from books that have been discarded or given away. She cuts the cardboard precisely and then instinctively arranges shapes and colours to give these ageing materials a new lease of life. It’s sad to see piles of old books being thrown out and forgotten but Lauri manages to preserve a part of them forever. Find out more about Lauri at


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