Original art | In conversation
Welcome to the portfolio of original works by Daniel Cooper, the most comprehensive collection of his paintings and drawings documented online. All works listed here have now been sold and now part of private and commerial collections worldwide. All listed originals have been created from the year 2010 and up to the present day. For user-friendly viewing, the Portfolio is divided up into seven categories, and within each, a list view of each artwork accompanied by their title. Simply navigate by scrolling up and down the page.
Since day one of Daniel Cooper's professional practice, almost every single painting or drawing made by Cooper is documented/photographed by the artist himself, including any public and private commissions. Sketchbook work and preliminary drawings are rarely documented by Cooper, and he often prefers to keep these private. Many of the works here have featured in some of Cooper's most major solo and participating group shows across Cumbria, and this Portfolio is an exclusive feature of danielcooperart.com.
Copyright for all images/artworks remains with the artist, Daniel Cooper.
All original works in the PORTFOLIO have now SOLD, for available works, please see the AVAILABLE page.
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From canvas to conversation...
The creative process of Daniel Cooper
Since his first sketches in charcoal, Cooper's work has been constantly changing through new explorations of his subject and experimentations of media, but his style and working practice has remained personal, progressive and well recognised. Cooper continues to use charcoal burnt on the Brantwood Estate, the former Home of John Ruskin and today it remains a public attraction for visitors each year. For Cooper, Brantwood, in particular the views frow the estate, brought about the foundations of his working practice today:
"It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say my professional career as an artist began around the time that I started working at Brantwood. I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and all the while knowing the creative process makes me feel like I have another, and richer way to communicate with others. Brantwood, together with an understanding of Ruskin's fundamental teachings on observation and application, set me on an emotional attachment to the views in and around this part of Coniston Water, including the ever-changing weather and skies above. Whether out on the grounds in the elements or peering through the main house window, I put in charcoal and mixed media what I felt I saw - for myself and to be seen by others."