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Anthony Hopkins exhibits new artwork

A vibrant art collection of the actor comprising 38 paper and seven acrylic canvasses as well as five limited edition prints is on at The Dome in Edinburgh.

entertainment Updated: Mar 02, 2010 18:26 IST

Here's a chance to explore another talent of enigmatic Hollywood veteran Sir Anthony Hopkins – his painting skills.



A vibrant art collection of the actor comprising 38 paper and seven acrylic canvasses as well as five limited edition prints is on at 'The Dome' in Edinburgh from today.



The artwork will be available for purchase. Hopkins' technique is to use a palette knife to make thick, swooping strokes with gobs of paint. His work is


painterly, wild and vibrant.



He has since exhibited throughout America and this is among the first one in the UK, the organisers said.



A similar auction was on at the Gallery 27 here. "It is very exciting to have Sir Anthony Hopkins work, and fitting that it should be showcased in his homeland. This exhibition gives people the chance to see a different side of Sir Anthony in terms of his artistry," exhibition organiser Jonathan Poole said.



Hopkins, who considers himself a shy artist and paints every day in his Malibu studio, has come up with a range of acrylic and ink paintings, all of which have been described as surrealistic in nature as well as evocative and magnetic.



He began painting in 2002, encouraged by his wife Stella who found a collection of old scripts with his drawings on them. PTI