Anthony Hopkins brings his art to Ontario gallery
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:36AM EDT
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - "Silence of the Lambs" actor Anthony Hopkins is bringing his paintings and drawings to Canada.
The Oscar-winning performer, best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, makes his Canadian debut as an artist May 26 at a gallery just west of Toronto, in Mississauga.
A publicist describes Hopkins' pieces as surrealistic and says the collection will include abstract landscapes inspired by his childhood home in South Wales, as well as the American Midwest, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
Hopkins debuted his paintings in 2005 in San Antonio, Tex., where more than 100 of his works sold in less than a week with part of the proceeds going to charity.
His work is scheduled to exhibit in Los Angeles, London, Munich, Dubai, Beijing, Tokyo and Moscow.
An exhibition of acrylics on canvas and works in ink on paper begins May 26 at Harbour Gallery.
Gallery director Jackie Bryant calls Hopkins' work evocative.
"His work has a magnetism that draws you in, not unlike the many characters he has played in his films," Bryant said Tuesday in a statement.
"We feel very honoured to have been chosen to promote his work in Toronto."
Hopkins' many films include "Remains of the Day," "Nixon," "Titus Andronicus," and "Surviving Picasso," in which he portrayed the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.