If you ask Anthony Hopkins the meaning of a particular painting or drawing, the answer might surprise you.
He says, “I don’t think there’s any meaning in it. I just paint. I discover as I go along and I don’t analyze, I just go for it.”
His art studio is filled to capacity with various paints, oils, acrylics, tempera bottles, pens, markers, brushes, canvases; it’s all a riot of color and possibility. Strangely, even with paintings of all sizes on the walls, the studio exhibits a sense of organized chaos.
Hopkins insists that he has no concept of the results while doing his art. “I do not feel afraid. I don’t feel that I have to prove anything.” This freedom from expectation and judgment allows him to run in whatever direction his imagination happens to be at any split second.
Hopkins’ paintings all have in common the power and vibrancy hidden behind the eyes. He says, “The face is not important. It’s the eyes that are the most haunting part of one’s soul. It’s very primitive. It’s childish art. It has to be childish because I am a child. I’ve discovered lately that I enjoy all that is supposedly wrong with me. I used to take myself so seriously, but now I don’t. I allow myself to revel in the exhilarating nature of life.”
And Hopkins has no plans to change the way he is working anytime soon. “I’ve never had that kind of academic discipline to work by rules. I work by trial and error. I guess I am purely instinct.”
While working on a painting in his studio he says, “I don’t know where this one is going. But I find that very satisfying. Everything is utter madness. It’s a reflection of what is in my mind. I tell younger people to be it. Enjoy it. This is it. It’s the way we are made. It’s the way I’m made.”
“This is life, it’s not a rehearsal.”
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Chief Executive Officer of Sir Anthony Hopkins Lifestyle Branding Creative Director of Margam Fine Art
Aaron Tucker was born in San Antonio, Texas. At age 17, he started touring the world as a magician with his family, whose history in magic can be traced back four generations.
Aaron moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue an acting career. He has appeared as a guest star in various television shows, and in 2005 was cast by Anthony Hopkins to co-star in Hopkins’ feature film, Slipstream.
In 2005 Aaron joined Margam Fine Art as Creative Director. Today he is also Chief Executive Officer of Modern Dreams for Living, Sir Anthony Hopkins Lifestyle Brand.
He simultaneously paints, expanding and expressing his own artistic talent. Anthony Hopkins regards Aaron as “an original artist displaying a unique and individual expression. He is an astounding and exciting emerging artist.”
Chief Operating Officer of Margam Fine Art
Tara Arroyave was born in Miami, Florida and raised in New York City. In 2011, she moved to Los Angeles to attend university and joined Margam Fine Art as Chief Operating Officer.
In 2016, Tara graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Theatre Arts, Acting, and continues to act. You can see her alongside Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock, Solace, and Blackway, and starring in other short films.