About Me and My Artwork....
Hello and Welcome to my website!
My name is Debra Becks Cooper, and I have been an artist since I was a child. I always knew I wanted to make art, and it was the only thing I was ever good at. Drawing and painting has always been a way for me to communicate the beauty in the things that I see.
I am inspired by the patterns of light and shadow that fall across a form. I love nature, and very often use fruit, or flowers in my set ups. I also love painting the textures of glass, metal, wood, and others. I find the contrast created by the ephemeral quality of natural subjects, and the virtual permanence of others, compelling. I also love to create contrasts of color, value, texture, shape, etc., in my compositions.
I have created this website as an online studio where I can show my paintings, provide links where to buy available paintings, and also to my art blog. I invite you to visit my blog, and my dailypaintworksgallery where I have been posting my work for over ten years. There are many images of my work in progress in the studio, and also links where to buy the available paintings.
I paint directly from life, and set up my own still life arrangements to paint from. Each painting I create is original and one of a kind. I work mostly on small hardboard panels, and occasionally on canvas.
I use Artist’s quality oil paints and materials, and finish the dried painting with a layer of varnish.
Finished paintings are posted for auction on ebay, and I also have a store on Etsy selling fine art prints of my work.
The buyer receives their painting unframed and carefully wrapped for shipping.
Also, because I number each painting, I include a signed certificate (certificate of authenticity) with info about the painting and my contact information.
My paintings are in collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe and even Australia!
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!