Cooper, Alison

Bio

Alison Cooper studied at Newport College of Art and Florence University. A love of gardening and plants in general led her to take up painting full time after her children went to school. She has since exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society and won many medals. Alison has also exhibited widely throughout Britain, including at the Tryon and Swann Gallery, Malcolm Innes’ Gallery, the SBA and at Kew in London, and at other exhibitions in Birmingham with the RBSA and at the Botanical Gardens. Much of Alison’s work is prompted by private commissions.
Having moved to Monmouthshire in 2003, she has been moved slightly away from Botanical works and been painting farm animals , fish and even regimental caps and badges.

Awards

  • 1993 RHS Grenfell Medal, Bronze , Flowers from the Garden
  • 1996 RHS Grenfell Medal, Bronze , Hellebores
  • 1998 RHS Grenfell Medal, Silver Gilt , dianthus

Exhibitions

  • 1991 Chelsea Town Hall , London
  • 1992 The Society of Botanical Artist , London
  • 1993 Malcolm Innes Gallery , London
  • 1993 the Old School Gallery , Bleddfa
  • 1993 The Botanical Gardens , London
  • 1996 the Birmingham society of Artists , Birmingham
  • 1998 Botanical Artists of the World , Tryon & Swann Gallery
  • 2002 The Gallery in the Drawing Room , Pershore
  • 2003 the Gallery, Shepherd Market , London
  • 2007 the Gallery, Shepherd Market , London
  • 2005 The Art Show , Presteigne
  • 2010 The Affordable Art Fair , London
  • 2011 The Small Picture Show , Brecon
  • 2013 the Gallery, Shepherd Market , London
  • 2014 the Picture Show , St Stephen's. Old Radnor

Education

  • 1968 Fine Art, Newport College of Art
  • 1970 Italian Art and Literature, l'Universita di Firenze, Italia

Links

Autumn Garland (w/c)
Autumn Garland (w/c)

ACP57995: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Savoy Cabbage (w/c)
Savoy Cabbage (w/c)

ACP57998: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

January King Cabbage (w/c)
January King Cabbage (w/c)

ACP57999: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Carrot from my Garden (w/c)
Carrot from my Garden (w/c)

ACP58000: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Hibiscus (crimson), 1992 (w/c)
Hibiscus (crimson), 1992 (w/c)

ACP58001: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

The Macropetalas (w/c)
The Macropetalas (w/c)

ACP58002: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Clematis Integrifolia
Clematis Integrifolia

ACP58006: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Hellebores
Hellebores

ACP58009: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Onion Study, 1993 (w/c)
Onion Study, 1993 (w/c)

ACP63994: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Cauliflower Study, 1993 (w/c)
Cauliflower Study, 1993 (w/c)

ACP63996: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Artichoke Study, 1993 (w/c)
Artichoke Study, 1993 (w/c)

ACP63997: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Potato Study, 1993 (w/c)
Potato Study, 1993 (w/c)

ACP63998: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Rosa 'Mutabilis', 1996 (w/c)
Rosa 'Mutabilis', 1996 (w/c)

ACP84918: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Still life with  Lilies, 1996 (w/c)
Still life with  Lilies, 1996 (w/c)

ACP84919: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

A Pair of Pears, 1997 (w/c on paper)
A Pair of Pears, 1997 (w/c on paper)

ACP93747: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Pineapple, 1997 (w/c on paper)
Pineapple, 1997 (w/c on paper)

ACP93748: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

A Half-peeled Banana, 1997 (w/c on paper)
A Half-peeled Banana, 1997 (w/c on paper)

ACP94168: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Rhubarb Chard, 1992 (w/c on paper)
Rhubarb Chard, 1992 (w/c on paper)

ACP251260: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Artichokes, 2005 (w/c on paper)
Artichokes, 2005 (w/c on paper)

ACP251261: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Fungus (w/c on paper)
Fungus (w/c on paper)

ACP251262: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Chillies and Peppers, 2005 (w/c on paper)
Chillies and Peppers, 2005 (w/c on paper)

ACP251263: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Garlic bulbs, 2005 (w/c on paper)
Garlic bulbs, 2005 (w/c on paper)

ACP251264: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Dianthus 'Argus', 1997 (w/c on paper)
Dianthus 'Argus', 1997 (w/c on paper)

ACP284833: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

garlic, 1998 (w/c on paper)
garlic, 1998 (w/c on paper)

ACP284834: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Rhododendron, 1998 (w/c on paper)
Rhododendron, 1998 (w/c on paper)

ACP284835: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Dianthus 'Hope', 1997 (w/c on paper)
Dianthus 'Hope', 1997 (w/c on paper)

ACP284837: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Various Roses, 1999 (w/c on paper)
Various Roses, 1999 (w/c on paper)

ACP352833: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

A Plate of Oysters, 2012 (w/c on paper)
A Plate of Oysters, 2012 (w/c on paper)

ACP710954: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Camels from Petra, 2007 (w/c on paper)
Camels from Petra, 2007 (w/c on paper)

ACP710956: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

George's Cockerel, 2007 (w/c on paper)
George's Cockerel, 2007 (w/c on paper)

ACP710958: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Two Little Piggies, 2012 (w/c on paper)
Two Little Piggies, 2012 (w/c on paper)

ACP710959: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

The White Hackle
The White Hackle

ACP957244: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Italian Black  Pig , 2014, watercolour
Italian Black  Pig , 2014, watercolour

ACP2051471: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Cabbage from the market, 2015, watercolour
Cabbage from the market, 2015, watercolour

ACP2052534: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Wedding flowers, 2011, watercolour
Wedding flowers, 2011, watercolour

ACP2057948: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Hippeastrums in January, 2016, watercolour
Hippeastrums in January, 2016, watercolour

ACP2975550: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Lobster from Solva, 2014, watercolour
Lobster from Solva, 2014, watercolour

ACP3025073: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Sardinian Artichoke, 2016, watercolour
Sardinian Artichoke, 2016, watercolour

ACP3025075: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Adam the Bull, 2016, watercolour
Adam the Bull, 2016, watercolour

ACP3026492: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Ripe Pineapple, watercolour, 2016
Ripe Pineapple, watercolour, 2016

ACP3026493: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Hello Ewe
Hello Ewe

ACP3614295: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

A Cat called Dave
A Cat called Dave

ACP3614296: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

A Herdwick Ram
A Herdwick Ram

ACP5862979: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Autumn Flowers and insects
Autumn Flowers and insects

ACP5862980: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

spring tulips and insects
spring tulips and insects

ACP5862981: © Alison Cooper / Bridgeman Images

Not Guilty
Not Guilty

ACP6096452: Bridgeman Images


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