One could almost sum up Vanessa Cooper's paintings in three words - Joie de Vivre. There is a delightful, childish naivety about her work which is immensely appealing. Perhaps this is because she paints what she loves most, family life, pets, gardens, birds, trees covered in blossom. There are deep veins of both sensuality and humour in her work which enhance it's vitality.
She works principally in oils, and also creates in a variety of other mediums, including gouache and sculpture.
Vanessa Cooper is Hampshire born and has been painting since her early 'teens. She studied at Portsmouth University, first exhibited her work in 1987, and has built a reputation as a bold, imaginative artist with a deep love of colour.