“Edward Hopper’s sparsely populated landscapes of the Outer Cape have probably influenced me more than any other paintings. It’s hard to see the places he painted and not find oneself thinking: Hopper painted this. Though my work is more colorful and not quite as introspective as Hopper’s, I’m indebted to his choice of everyday scenes, charged with drama through his use of strong light and shade.” — Steve Kennedy

 

“Edward Hopper’s paintings have always inspired me, particularly the way he captured light on buildings. His ‘The House by the Railroad’ with a mansard roof comes to mind every time I pass by a house with those lines, and I was inspired to paint the historic Penniman House.” — Cleber Stecei

“With After Hopper on the horizon, I am embracing Hopper’s influence. Without trying to recreate the same scenes, I am conscious of celebrating some of the subject matter, the look and pensive, mysterious, contemplative emotions of his work.”
— Paul Schulenburg

“It was the dune landscape I first saw in 1969 driving over that last hill on Route 6 that captured my heart and I moved here 3 months later. Year round, my favorite pastime was roaming the dunes. Hopper’s work depicted how I saw my familiar Cape landscape and inspired how I wanted to paint that same landscape — with the joy in an uninterrupted, uncluttered interaction between the viewer and the essence of a place. When I’m out painting in this landscape I can feel Hopper looming behind me quietly exclaiming 'just look at that light.'” — Catherine Skowron

“I have always admired Hopper's ability to maintain a feeling of loneliness even though his work is flooded with beautiful light.” — Maryalice Eizenberg

“Edward Hopper painted ‘Methodist Church, Provincetown’ ca 1930 when he and Jo first rented a summer cottage in Truro. Jo said that this work 'was painted in the back seat of a car on Main (Commercial) Street, a little to the side of the church where shops pile up making a fine composition.' Today the church is the Provincetown Library and the shops are redefined, but the composition of intersecting roof lines remains just as Hopper painted it.” — Catherine Skowron

“I spent my childhood in the dunes of Truro. The beauty and simplicity of its landscape has influenced my work and my very being.

Edward Hopper understood this landscape better than any other artist. His work has a powerful and palpable presence. Light, defining and modeling form; simplicity of composition; powerful shapes without unnecessary detail; values ranging widely from white to nearly black; the shape of the hills and dunes. These are the elements I admire most in Hopper’s work, and that I strive for in every painting.”
— Cammie Watson

“I have long been intrigued by the mystery surrounding Edward Hopper's subjects, whether a stark Cape Cod house or people in their lonely surroundings. I relate to emotionality that Hopper conveyed, for that subconsciously drives my own expression. As in Hopper’s work, a painting should have a life beyond the artist’s skills and conscious efforts. We do not always know what we are communicating in the throes of creation. While we can’t verbalize it, we paint it and the subconscious comes to light. Though different in style and emotion than Hopper, I choose the same subjects: Cape Cod architecture, landscapes, and the figure in those environments. I was thinking of my childhood summers on Cape Cod when I painted 'A Walk to the Pier.’” — Susan Overstreet

“I admire the way Hopper took a scene and stripped it down to its essentials. The compositions are constructed with thoughtful precision. The color is used expressively. I’m especially enthralled with his work that includes figures. They fill the painting not with their scale, but their simple, perfectly placed presence.” — Marc Kundmann