Mr. Hoppe is best known for using vibrant colors in his oil paintings which is his preferred medium. Mr. Hoppe studied art history in England, art restoration in France, fresco painting in Florence, Vatican City, and Assisi, and sculpture in Carrara early in his career. He has exhibited his paintings in Artomatic since 2000, in local coffee shops in the Washington, DC Metro Area including the University of Maryland and on several buildings on Capitol Hill.
Despite residing in Virginia for over 25 years, Mr. Hoppe considers Alamogordo, New Mexico his hometown where he went to high school. I currently live in Arvada Colorado and create my paintings in his resident studio. He often takes inspiration from his Southwestern roots as well as from his Filipino heritage.