I’m Emily Cooper, I live in a tiny village on the North Kent Downs here in dear old Blighty. I’m lucky enough to live in a very old house, full of stories from the past, very wobbly floorboards and wonky walls! My time is filled with my gorgeous husband, our little boy and my step daughter who pops over from time to time, oh and I must not forget my two crazy dogs who are never far away from me.
I am an art college gal at heart and surround myself with music, art, friends and family. Things are good.
One thing has remained a constant throughout my life and that is finding the time to sit quietly with a pencil and sketch book in hand. It simply makes me happy.
My background is in photography, I am fascinated by the human form, it many shapes, curves and graces and I still pick up my camera to capture this beauty. The sad thing about the digitalisation of photography means to me that I am limited to the use of programs on a computer for a lot of my work and so the simple pencil holds a great sense of freedom. Simple lines and curves can express so much in so little.
Over the years I have been lucky enough to turn my hand at various media. As well as painting, sketching and photography, I play a twelve string guitar and make stained glass! Yep… Stained glass. My sister taught me the method many moons ago and now I have a thriving little studio in my home town where I make terrariums/terraria (depending on your Latin) and some pretty gorgeous stained glass hangings for air plants (Tillandsia). Glorious little beauties. Gardens In Glass runs beautifully alongside my artworks… From one day to the next I never know whether I’ll be covered in paint or cutting glass!
I do hope that you find something here that fits the bill. Please get in touch to discuss any requirements and ideas, I look forward to working with you.
Contact me to talk about some fabulous new artwork.
(Attention ladies of a certain age! Top tip… Cunning use of fringe… Wrinkle curtain!)
Photograph courtesy of www.jojocooperphotography.co.uk