Jessica Cooper’s career is going fromstrength to strength. Last year she won both the
Highly Commended Award at the RWA’s Open Painting Exhibition and also the
University of the West of England Drawing Quarters
Whether her paintings are included in a group or solo exhibition, much comment is generated by their uplifting
clarity and simplicity. They have been likened by critics to a Japanese
painting or a simple Haiku poem.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 2nd - Saturday
30th of September, 11 - 4:30 Tuesday - Saturday. The private view is on
Saturday 2nd from, we will be having a
reception for press from that evening. Please do
contact the gallery for a press invite or for any further information about
Born in Bristol in 1967 Jessica Cooper
moved to Cornwall with her family at the age
of three months. She was brought up in the remote village of Trevowhan, perched on the cliffs of
the north coast of West Penwith. Home was a barn, converted
by her Father where she lived with her parents and brother for the whole of her
childhood. She went to the village school at Madron and later to PenzanceGrammar School for Girls and TruroSchool. From Truro she went to Falmouth School
of Art and the on to Goldsmith’s, London, where she graduated with a
degree in Fine Art and Textiles.
Jessica married Ben in 1993 and the settled with their son Jacob in the village of Pendeen only a few miles from her
childhood home. In May 2000 their daughter Lotte was born. Jessica’s
studio sits in the garden of their cottage, full of the comings and goings of
children and friends.