Artist and designer, Jane Cooper, graduated from Denison University with a BA in Theatre. Post working professionally on Broadway, she focused on design and fine art.
In describing her art, Cooper states, “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 is blue. I cannot leave it aside. It is the color pervading all memory. The blue of Delft, the murky indigo of the creek by our house, the lakes of Michigan, sapphire seas around New Zealand, the blue of my daughter’s eyes. My mother’s eyes. Water and sky. Water which my thoughts crave and imagination fears – losing sight of land. Seeing nature in abstract, my imagery seeks to delineate form and alter focus, creating an atmospheric sense of place and time.”
Internationally her work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, England, Spain, Germany, France, Canada and Ireland. Her art is in corporate and private collections, and has representation in numerous galleries. Cooper maintains a painting/print studio in Katonah, NY and prints at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.