Cooper's figurative and abstract paintings express the ever-changing mood of the sea, from the vantage point of her studio overlooking Fowey harbour. Surfaces are washed with colour then scored, scraped back or obliterated to create an interesting narrative which allows her to explore colour and rhythm. After obtaining a Fine Art Diploma with Distinction and Interior Design Diploma she worked with the National Trust in Cornwall on their holiday refurbishment projects.
Currently she is represented by the Webb Street Company in Fowey and the Gribbin Gallery in Polkerris, and also exhibits with the National Trust.
Her latest exhibition, 'Lost Horizons', is showing at David Simon Contemporary Gallery in Bath, from 10 October to 7 November 2015.
Oil, watercolour, mixed media
works and access
Cry of the Gulls, Fowey; Webb Street Company, Fowey; Gribbin Gallery, Polkerris; National Trust Collection
Fowey River Gallery (2004-2010)
Cry of the Gulls, Fowey (2010)
Cotehele Gallery (2010)
Stoneman Gallery, Penzance (Dec. 2010)
Salt Gallery, St Ives (2011)
Du Maurier Festival exhibition (2011)
Prince's Trust Art Auction, Bath (2013)
West Bristol Art Trail (Oct. 2013; Oct. 2014)
Fowey Festival Art Trail (May 2014)
Webb Street Company, Fowey (Aug 2014)
David Simon Contemporary, Bath (Nov 2014)
Open Studios Cornwall 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2013; 2014
2015: 'Lost Horizons', David Simon Contemporary, Bath (10 Oct - 7 Nov)
misc further info
Cornish Guardian (July 2009) - Open Studios review
Cornwall Today 2006
Cornwall Today (Sept 2012) 'Postcard from an Artist'
Cornwall Today (Dec 2014) 'Colour Rhythms' by Alex Wade
Hoyle, H (June 2013 Women Artists in Cornwall www.cornishmuse.blogspot.com) 'Open Studios Cornwall 2013 - Margaret Deans and Julia Cooper
Inside Cornwall (April 2007)
Western Morning News (May 2006);