Julie D. Cooper

ELECTED ARWS 2015 & RWS 2018


Julie was born in Hertfordshire and now divides her time between her studios in St Albans and St Ives, in Cornwall.
Her abstract paintings are derived from the external triggers of the Cornish landscape. With the counterpoints of land, ever changing sea and light, works have evolved from various starting points. The incidental, the in between, high viewpoints and junctions, adjusting the painting continually, assembling the rhythmic forms in a personal response to the landscape.  Starting points are isolated whilst sketching the dramatic coastline of West Cornwall, developing form and colour relationships back in the studio. Her preferred medium is gouache, sometimes with the addition of chalk pastel. Her abstract works include oil on canvas.


Julie has exhibited in group shows at The Mall Galleries, Royal West of England Academy and The Crypt, St Ives and recently the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Julie is an associate member of the Penwith Society of Arts.