Tiny Pine Art is a fine art and illustration studio run by artist, Courtney Hopkins, rooted near Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Dedicated to creating heirloom-quality art pieces and keepsakes, Courtney's work inspires wonder and delight in the wild beauty of nature.
Meet the Artist
Hello and welcome! I'm Courtney, the artist behind Tiny Pine Art. Having spent my entire life living, hiking, and exploring the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, nature is where I feel most in awe, alive, and at peace. I’m inspired by the intricate details that are easily overlooked in organic material, like tiny sporophytes stretching above a moss bed. I’m inspired by the changes in character of a landscape as the sun moves across the sky, like when a mountainside comes alive at sunrise. For me, the practice of painting is a meditative, laser-focused study of the flora, fauna, geology, climate, colors, and textures of a place. In this way, creating art allows me to better explore the world and deepens my appreciation for the places that make it truly unique.
Everything I create is rooted in a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world. Whether my inspiration grows in my own garden or appears as a fleeting moment of magic experienced out in the wild, I am compelled to capture it through the lens of my paintbrush. I hope my pieces inspire wonder and delight in the wilderness and I would be honored if their story continued with you - in your homes and with your loved ones.
I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts and Design which has led me to jobs in the graphic design and web development industry. Tiny Pine is my outlet for sharing my creative exploration and passion for documenting the natural world. I named this passion project “Tiny Pine” as both an homage to my favorite tree and as a representation of the studio itself; a small, one-woman show.
When I’m not making art, you can find me wrangling tomato plants in the garden, curled up watching sci-fi with a pint of ice cream, or exploring with my husband, Kevin, and our dogs.
Tiny Pine Art is committed to using recyclable and/or biodegradable materials wherever possible and donating a percentage of proceeds annually to help preserve the local ecosystem of Virginia.