Vanessa Cooper

Vanessa Cooper takes her models from nature and from family life - from forests, gardens, pets, and children. 

There are deep veins of both sensuality and humour in her work, which enhance their vitality. Often categorised as a ‘naïve’ artist, Vanessa works principally in oils and a variety of other mediums, redrawing her compositions over and over again to pare down the picture’s content to its basic elements, "It’s harder to leave things out of a painting than to pile a load of stuff in."