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An Echo in the Sky - 13 August – 20 September 2022

A major solo and 10th anniversary exhibition by Daniel Cooper

At The Severn Studio, Brantwood, East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AD

 

An Echo in the Sky is Daniel Cooper’s brand new major solo exhibition, and comes at the time he celebrates a decade in a career as a professional artist living and working in Cumbria. The collection of original work describes the place where it all started for Cooper: Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, on the East side of Coniston Water; and it is also the host for this new show. After extensive observations from Brantwood Estate during his years of practice, including an annual residency, Cooper has made a personal and emotional decision to revisit the origin of his practice, where ‘feeling for place’ became the form of communication from all future work. Cooper has also included new works of other regions and fell ranges from around The Lakes, showing the breadth of exploration he has undertaken over the past decade.

“I want to depict how the sky, light and the place that surrounds me make me feel. There is beauty in all corners of nature, and I want to compose it multiple times in effort to represent the dramatic and sublime spaces we live in. Our weather is constantly changing, and it always feels different, and in many ways, the weather interprets the land it unites with. The land for me is the stage to stand, contemplate, walk and observe upon.”

Cooper’s palette of greys and subtle colour from various mixed media is dominated by his defining media - charcoal, in particular, burnt on the Brantwood Estate. His distinctive style of atmospheric skies and landscape from around The Lake District is well known and collected by private and commercial collections worldwide. An Echo in the Sky goes further in his efforts to scale his work larger to describe the dominant natural architecture surrounding Coniston Water. Cooper has also introduced his new works made using pyrography – burning into the paper to create his drawings.

“Like an echo, but in this case, something observed, the landscapes of Cumbria repeatedly fuel my need to express myself visually. A fell summit is both an end and a beginning to a journey, and I believe there are infinite ways to respond when you look up”.

Award winning local artist Daniel Cooper is one of very few full-time artists living and working in Cumbria today, and has held over thirty solo shows and countless group shows dedicated almost exclusively in this county. He has exhibited with or alongside works by notable artists such as Percy Kelly, Samuel Prout (John Ruskin’s teacher), Beatrix Potter and shown concurrently with a special exhibition of works by JMW Turner at Brantwood. Along with celebrity collectors, Cooper’s work has appeared on television and national publications including The Great Outdoors and TATLER magazine. During the Covid pandemic lockdown, Cooper was one of the first British artists to host an online-exclusive solo exhibition, on his website, in spring of 2020. Today, Cooper exhibits permanently in galleries across The Lake District and produces a number of private commissions each year.

An Echo in the Sky is held at The Severn Studio at Brantwood and begins with its preview where you can meet and talk to the artist on Saturday 13th August 2022 at 12 noon until 4:30pm– wine, refreshments and canapés are available.

Exhibition runs until 20th September 2022.

Normal opening hours: 10:30am – 5:00pm

Please note that access to The Severn Studio is limited due to steep outside steps.

The Severn Studio, Brantwood, East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AD

An Echo in the Sky is dedicated to my late dear friend, Kate, who helped me in life to progress as the artist I am today. – Daniel Cooper .



ZENITH – The Fells of Cumbria

2nd April – 2nd May 2022

Lakes Art Gallery, Grasmere, Cumbria

 

In the year celebrating a decade of Daniel Cooper Art, the artist exhibits his brand-new solo show ZENITH – The Fells of Cumbria at Lakes Art Gallery in the heart of Grasmere. Lakes Art has shown Cooper’s work for most of his professional career, in particular his signature Peaks series of the fells of Cumbria in charcoal and mixed media. 

ZENITH will feature in a dedicated space in Lakes Art Gallery and sees a new collection of original drawings and paintings by Daniel Cooper, together with his limited edition signed prints. The Peaks, made using locally sourced charcoal and mixed media, captures the movement of light and cloud on the isolated summit of the fells and crags in Cumbria. From the stunning views of the Langdales from Windermere to the dominant Skiddaw in the north, Cooper narrates high drama in with his minimal style.

The essence of Cooper’s work over the past ten years comes from his desire to communicate a personal and emotional response to the landscape. The Lake District has become the inspiration for his expressive skies, and the fells being a part of the stage that is set on Cooper’s art.

“The Peaks are representative of a single solitary moment - a happening within nature’s infinite forms, that leaves time and space to the imagination of the viewer.” - Daniel Cooper

ZENITH – The Fells of Cumbria by Daniel Cooper opens on Saturday 2nd April 2022 and runs until 2nd May. All originals and prints will be for sale and opening times are in line with Lakes Art Gallery: Mon-Fri 11am – 4pm and Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm. Free entry.

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April 2022 - ART FOR UKRAINE
An auction to help aid the effort for the people of Ukraine (Auction ended)


It has been difficult to talk about the devastation in Ukraine publicly and it has been heart-breaking to see the scenes, especially of the people from such a beautiful country. My thoughts are with the families of all the Ukrainian people. I was born in Shrewsbury, England with strong Ukrainian and Eastern European roots on my mum’s side. My grandparents came to England from Ukraine after the end of World War II. I have been deeply saddened by what is happening today. I hope for peace, and an immediate ceasefire. Today, like many others across the world, I wish to contribute to the effort to aid the most vulnerable. I am donating to help protect children and families in Ukraine by giving to UNICEF – follow this link unicef.org,uk