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Karen Cooper About

Greetings! Welcome to the Cooper studio. We are all interested in the people around us, so what better way to achieve interesting paintings than to fill them with all those interesting people, with all their unique postures and attitudes? I paint from the live model, photo references and combinations thereof. Browse through my portfolio, and enjoy! Later, Cooper Add Comment


Karen Cooper

Artist statement

Karen is a self taught painter, who spent her college years at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sampling just about every department available, with textile and fashion design eventually seizing most of her attention. Although based in the home economics department, that course of study required a fair amount of drawing classes from the art department, and the introduction to life drawing was made.

Many years and many experiences later, the focus of Karen__™s work is again with the figure, intrigued by the stories that can be told with paintings of people, their postures, and their relationships to each other. ___I have been known to say that a painting that__™s clever or pretty is not enough---it has to tell a story that holds my interest.___

Karen__™s current work is acrylic paint on canvas, with the occasional mural added in just for fun.


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