Jessica Cooper All the things I should have said but didn’t 2006 Acrylic and pencil on canvas
Jessica Cooper
All the things I should have said but didn’t 2006
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
97 x 92 cm

Brought up in Trevowan near Morvah and now living in Pendeen, Jessica Cooper’s works seem to contain within them all the spare, wind-blasted and gloriously weather-worn aspects of those ancient landscapes, down to the simplest of forms. That they do not appear to be paintings about the Cornish landscape but more an idea of still life is both surprising and mysterious.

Cooper has a strong, almost sculptural sense of design, reminiscent particularly of William Scott with whom she shares an affinity for line and categorisation, a graphic feeling for rightness of placement on the canvas surface.