David Hoppe
Office: 530-898-4560
Fax: 530-898-4171

My works are small (intimate), colorful narratives (Rorschach Tests) that deal with the complexities of human interactions. My imagery and symbolism is derived from children's drawings and I am enamored by the depth and richness of such childhood stories as "Pinnochio" and "The Velveteen Rabbit". The titles of each work is, in itself, a story.

"Pinnochio's Courtship"
acrylic on paper, 13" x 9"

"Penelope Believing Pinnochio"
Acrylic on paper, 7" x 8"

"Pinnochio Strutting for the Slightly Tarnished Penelope"
Acrylic on paper, 11" x 9"


1978-79 Master of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tempe
1978 University of New Mexico
1968-73 Master of Art, Bachelor of Art, California State University, Chico
1959-64 Indiana University, Bloomington

1984-85 Medical Illustrator, O.D. Willhite, P. T., Inc.
1973-77, 1979-80 Teacher, Chico Unified School District
1978-79 Arizona State University, Tempe
1971-73 Glenn County Schools
1970-71 Napa State Hospital

1993 Group exhibition at the Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1993 Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, CSU, Chico
1992 National Invitational Art Exhibition, Brenau College, Gainesville, GA