Hoppmann's paintings are too conscious to categorize as surreal, but are none the less dreamy and mesmerizing. Her oil paintings are a stage set she creates for her characters to play out allegorical themes. Stories of love, lust, pathos, sin and even sometimes contrition are what compel her to paint. Humans and animals become one, so that she can remind us that whether for good or bad, our actions are often very primal. These paintings are sometimes disturbing, often funny and always simply beautiful to look at.