Artist, Photographer, and Small Business Owner in Austin, Texas
I am a multi talented, multi disciplinary artist. I love creating beauty. It's something that is such a part of me I can't help it. Hair and makeup were my first loves, with photography coming in a close second. As a child I was always drawing and sketching fashions. People called me an artist, but I felt very separated from the title because I had a very narrow view of what art was. After many years of living in NYC and selling my creations, I realized that I am an artist in every sense of the word. I paint, draw and create collages. Photography is one of my favorite forms of expression. It helps me express what words can not. I have had the pleasure of showing my art in many places,including the Chelsea Hotel, Barnard College, the Doll Hause Gallery and the Blue Sky Eickholt Gallery in NYC. I have had my work published in magazines such as Texas Monthly,Modern Bride, Time Magazine, Essence,Nylon, Rare,and was even named as a top emerging photographer by Black Book. I am grateful to have found so many creative outlets that have enriched my life. It is my desire to share my gifts with the world, in hopes that my creations will heal, uplift and inspire others. Here, you will find links where you can purchase framed prints of my art and photography. You will also find links to my custom clothing and accessories for your home or office. I make my living through my art and really appreciate all those who support it, so please treat yourself or give a gift from Chanda Hopkins Artistry.