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.
The buyer receives their painting unframed and carefully wrapped for shipping.
Also included is a signed certificate (certificate of authenticity) with info about the painting and my contact information.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today!