Cynthia Cooper

Painting New England Scenes for 30 Years

Painting by Cynthia Cooper

CYNTHIA COOPER was raised in Newbury, where she acquired her lifelong love of art and the outdoors. Though primarily self-taught, she studied with Sam Sargent, Joyce Pigeon and Audrey Bechler. She began painting in oils as a teenager, but has since found acrylic and watercolor more compatible with her style.

“Being an artist is what makes me happy. I appreciate both the natural and man-made settings around me. I can get inspiration to paint from a single flower to a wonderful piece of architecture. My paintings take on a life of their own. When I begin, I usually don’t know where it will lead. I just try to paint with emotion and hope it comes out successfully. My style, described as impressionistic by some, has evolved over the years from very controlled to more expressive. I hope that my paintings will trigger a pleasant memory for the viewer, calming their spirit.”

Painting by Cynthia Cooper

Currently, she is a member of the Newburyport Ten plein air painters, Haverhill and Newburyport Art Associations, was a past president of the Newburyport association, and formerly belonged to the Copley Society of Boston and Marblehead Art Association. During her 30 year career as a painter, she has had numerous one-person shows and awards. Her paintings can be found in collections throughout the area.

Her studio is at her home in Newburyport.

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