Dappled light across muddy lowlands and bending streams with tree-lined canopies - Hooper’s relaxed brushwork captures the special qualities of the British Isles he loved. He was particularly skilled at river views and took great care when rendering foliage, reeds and mosses.
His landscapes seem to sway - as if a light breeze is passing through just shortly after the rain.
Hooper exhibited several times at the Royal Academy and also at the Walker Art Gallery, Royal Hibernian and Arthur Tooth Gallery.
Born in Deangate, Manchester. Son of John Woodman Hooper and Sarah Hooper (nee Bailey).
‘A Sunny Day’ in Uolgelly, South Wales shown at the Royal Academy.
‘Mapledurham’ shown at the Royal Academy.
‘The Thames, near Pangbourne’ shown at the Royal Academy.
‘Fading Light’ shown at the Royal Academy.
'The Silvery Thames, Mapledurham'
‘Evening on the Upper Thames’ shown at the Royal Academy.
'Near Sonning on Thames' shown at the Royal Academy.
Living in Hampstead with his wife, Jane Ann (nee Slater), and three sons, Edward, John and Arthur.
Died in Twickenham, Middlesex.