By: Alex Sahounov
May 12, 2009 04:49 PM -
Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins will make his Canadian debut as an artist May 26 at Mississauga's Harbour Gallery.
Hopkins, himself, won't be in town, but 18 original works by the 72-year-old actor will be showcased at an exhibition, which continues until June 10.
Pieces on display include a selection of acrylics on canvas and works in ink on paper. The collection includes abstract paintings inspired by locations in South Wales, England and the American midwest.
Harbour Gallery has partnered with Margam Fine Art, the company that represents Hopkins, to showcase his work.
This is the first time a celebrity artist has showcased their work at Harbour Gallery, says event organizer Jenna Bryant.
"His art is inspirational," she said. "It represents the drive he has to create amazing work."
Hopkins credits his wife, Stella, for inspiring him to paint. His work is also inspired by memories of his childhood in England.
Hopkins' film credits include Silence of the Lambs, Titus Andronicus and Surviving Picasso, where he portrayed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.
The gallery is planning to hold another show in the fall featuring works from Hopkins, Bryant said.
"We're very fortunate to represent such an amazing artist."
Credit: Mississauga News/Globe and Mail