Emily M. Hopkins will exhibit her work in a month-long show titled “One Year of Painting” at The Yellow Boat Shed, 20 Winter St. The opening reception coincides with the First Friday Art Walk July from 5 to 8 p.m.; the show will continue through Aug. 1.

More than 50 pieces will be on display including large colorful oil paintings and works on paper. Hopkins is an expressionistic painter who combines suggested forms and natural spaces, such as landscapes and interiors, with strong abstract and gestural elements.

Hopkins’ painting career stretches over 30 years. She Hopkins studied anatomy at RISD in 1980 and went on to study life drawing and painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Student's League in New York City and the Pratt Institute. She studied painting in Venice, Italy, in 1985; and her work has been informed by extensive travel in Europe and Asia.

Over the past 10 years, Hopkins has raised her family on the Midcoast and has continued to paint in her 100-year-old barn. She has exhibited her work at Husson College, Carver Hill Gallery, CMCA, the Leighton Gallery, Waterfall Arts, Åarhus Gallery and at the Bangor Public Library.

After the opening, The Yellow Boat Shed will be open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information regarding this show or to contact this artist, visit emilymhopkins.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.