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Photograph of Artist KAREN COOPER
KAREN COOPER
Lipetsk, Russia and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Iowa - United States


, Pretty Scarf In Bryansk, Figurative, $294
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Art Starting At $1,575

Artist Statement

Karen Cooper httpwww.karencooperpaintings.com karencooper@karencooperpaintings.com My current work is a free-form play in usage of the phrase “visual communication”. People say they enjoy people watching as a leisure activity. I do it with intensity. And then I paint it. My goal in my work is to awaken in viewers the ability to visually recognize the commonalities shared with people around them, so to encourage feeling part of a larger whole, to belong. The current work is oil on canvas, a few are acrylic on canvas. All are focused on people and their daily routines, and the thought-provoking images they make. It’s the simple stuff that we all do, but when you attach it to a person, it communicates something of each one of us, to the other of us. And then there occurs that magic moment in which a story appears. I like the quote attributed to Matisse “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.” And what is a painting, if not for that magic moment that the artist wants, and needs, to share CV - Karen Cooper Karen Cooper karencooper@karencooperpaintings.com httpkarencooperpaintings.com born Nebraska currently living and working in Lipetsk, Russia – thru 12 20 2017 USA address, Cedar Rapids, Iowa +7 960 145 5274 while in Russia 712 346 8347 while in USA 1 319 329 1598 Iowa rep Education -University of Nebraska -recent workshops Kim English, Marc Hanson -ongoing study with Anna Kushnareva Prior...   Read More

Original Artworks (5)

Karen Cooper, tea on giustos veranda, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    cm
Karen Cooper
Original Oil Painting, 2016
40 x 50 cm (15.7 x 19.7 inches)
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Karen Cooper, good story, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Karen Cooper
Original Oil Painting, 2016
19 x 27 inches (48.3 x 68.6 cm)
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Karen Cooper, one hot day on sovetskaya, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    cm
Karen Cooper
Original Oil Painting, 2016
40 x 50 cm (15.7 x 19.7 inches)
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Karen Cooper, vegetable sellers the corner, 2016, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Karen Cooper
Original Oil Painting, 2016
27.5 x 27.5 inches (69.8 x 69.8 cm)
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Karen Cooper, pretty scarf in bryansk, 2017, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Karen Cooper
Original Oil Painting, 2017
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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