Where I Am and How I Got Here

Nevada County is blessed with an incredible landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes and wildlife. Through its many small communities, lives a very large percentage of artists whom all support each others talents. Nevada City is not only beautiful, but is a rich and diverse source of high-quality, affordable artwork.

Animals have been represented in art since humans have been drawing on cave walls. Kopp has  been involved in the local community for more than 25 years, profiled in numerous publications from the east to the west coast. By the early age of four, I displayed a flair for art and was encouraged by my family to pursue this special talent.  While attending Fullerton University and then Long Beach State University (a 5 year period), I seized the opportunity to work with a crew at the art department with Walt Disney.  I also got the chance to design Los Angeles Times’ centerfold ads and billboards for a large furniture store (Barker Bros).

I later moved to northern California, and other commissions followed working with some of the biggest mining companies in the world, doing graphic design work.  I currently work for one of the largest and oldest Veterinarian Hospitals in town; my art is on display, which has resulted in several commissions for animal portraits.

The most recent works of my art can be viewed at Sierra College, Grass Valley, indoors at the Deans office.  The mural depicts The Mother Lode and its wildlife on four walls; it is 30 feet high – a project that took 5 months to complete.  You can the work in progress here.