Exhibition – 11th September to 8th October.
Steve Hopper is a web developer, graphic designer, mad sportsman and proud father of his 9 year old daughter.
Sport is something he has always enjoyed right back from his first memories growing up in Jersey, Channel Islands. Being an Island there was no escaping water sports, here began his passion for windsurfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, jetski racing, surfing and kayaking. Whether it’s been martial arts, competing in beach volleyball, badminton, tennis, BMX, snowboarding, to name a few; sport has always been a strong focus in his life. Moving to New Zealand twenty-two years ago, Steve has been fortunate to experience; multi-sport & triathlon, surf ski, SUP, paragliding, and more recently Waka Ama. Although gaining skills in many disciplines over the years, he always felt most at home in, on or under the water.
Steve’s second passion in life is design. He started as a graphic designer when he was sixteen, moving to web design & development a few years after the internet hit our shores. Drawing & creativity is something Steve has always enjoyed and even more so now that he can share this with his daughter. ‘Sweetlines’ was born from his two passions. This growing collection is a way to reflect and appreciate the memories and experiences he has had through sport, here and around the world. Whether it be paragliding off Mt Maunganui, jumping out of a plane in Jersey at 12,000ft, or sitting on top of a mountain in Europe ready to make a first descent.