Julia Cooper lives and works in Cornwall with a studio which overlooking Fowey harbour.
Julia’s particular interest lies in painting, creating form and space using a variety of palettes but invariably prefers what she calls knocked back faded colour. The subjects in her still life paintings jostle amongst themselves in various bucolic arrangements of flattened perspective and simplistic narrative.
Living by the ocean also inspires abstract form in paintings reminiscent of harbour structures and coastline, again with the emphasis on softening the palette. Julia uses oil on canvas and mixed media but has also built minimalist constructions with cast off timber pieces from classic boats for example 1930s 6 metre racing yachts.
Julia achieved two Diplomas in both Fine Art and Interior Design and worked with The Cornwall National Trust as designer on the Trusts Holiday Cottage refurbishment team. She is married with two grown up children and having travelled across the world as an army wife is now settled in Fowey where she paints full time.