I am Kaci King-Hoppman. Self-taught abstract artist, currently living in Tyler. As a preachers daughter born in Vernon and raised In Plainview Texas, I consider the great high plains as my natural home. We moved to Tyler from Abilene in June 2019 so my husband and I could be closer to his ailing mother. I began painting in 2007. At the time we had no space in our first home, an early 1910s, small, two story cottage. So my husband made me a space and I began learning. My focus really took off in 2017 when personal life events changed my perspective and I began to focus my art to help me deal with my mental and physical health and, well, life in general.
I am an introvert. But I love people and a crowd. I find painting is therapy for me. It allows me to freely express my emotions. I can’t always verbalize what I’m thinking. But through painting, I can.
The best way I have found to describe my craft is a quote by D.W. Winnicott:
“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”
Painting is my Zen.
I’m not big on sharing my feelings, but with painting, it is me opening up my diary to the world. I’m as abstract as my work