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Vanessa Cooper


Artist Statement

I like to make people feel good when they look at my paintings. For me, it’s colour that does it every time, to make a painting resonate, you have to understand colour. Mine is very basic and I’m still learning. I was taught that colour is a language with its own psychology and vibrations and to observe the shades nature puts together when you are looking for inspiration. Nature is so powerful, it stills your centre and is very inspiring. Colour is very healing and energising.


Vanessa Cooper has been painting since her early ‘teens. She studied at Portsmouth University, first exhibited her work in 1987, and has steadiliy built a reputation as a bold, imaginative artist with a deep love of colour. She works principally in oils and takes her models from nature and from family life – forests, gardens, pets, and children. There are deep veins of both sensuality and humour in her work, which enhance their vitality. She has also taught at the Art House Meath, a Centre of Artistic Excellence.

Recent Exhibitions

It’s A Wonderful Life

18/09/2021 White Space Art

Spring Collection 2021

14/03/2021 White Space Art

Summer 2020

11/07/2020 White Space Art

Easter exhibition

01/04/2020 White Space Art

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Stand D8

12/03/2020 White Space Art

Connect – London’s Independent Art Fair

30/01/2020 White Space Art

Bring Me Sunshine

12/10/2019 White Space Art

Summer 2019

27/07/2019 White Space Art

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

07/03/2019 White Space Art

The Little Picture Show

24/11/2018 White Space Art

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

19/10/2018 White Space Art

Breeze Art & Makers Fair

14/09/2018 White Space Art


26/05/2018 White Space Art

Affordable Art Fair, Spring Collection

08/03/2018 White Space Art

Summer Exhibition 2017

22/07/2017 White Space Art

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

09/03/2017 White Space Art

Winter Exhibition 2016

19/11/2016 White Space Art

Solo Show

Nature of the Beast

2016 Totnes

Vanessa Cooper