Mrs. Cooper refers to her work as abstracted representation. Her imagery delineates form and alters focus: both amplifying and obscuring recognizable shapes and shadows. She explores colors, mediums and composition to create an atmospheric sense of place and time. Her work has been exhibited in numerous countries, is in Corporate and private collections as well as galleries up and down the East Coast.
“Painting is like theatre. In my life, the two are inexorably linked. They are worlds I move between. Process, character and light. Color, form and performance. For me, it’s blue. Not every blue, not blue in every work, but most. I cannot leave it aside. It is the color pervading all memory. The blue of delft, the murky indigo green of the creek by our house, the lakes of Michigan, sapphire seas around New Zealand, the blue of my daughters’ eyes. My mother’s eyes. Water and sky. Water which my thoughts and my body crave. Water which my imagination fears – losing sight of land. Nature in abstract- abstracted representation in which my imagery seeks to delineate form and alter focus. I explore mediums and composition to create an atmospheric sense of place and time.”
Jane Cooper is a fine artist, printer, printmaker, designer. She received a BFA from Denison University. She works from her Katonah, NY studio and the studios at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.