Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper
Richard has spent more than 40 years trying to make paint behave. His art has been seen and enjoyed by millions around the world. A native of Chicago, Richard graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a lifelong visual eavesdropper, he creates pieces that have a narrative and a broad appeal. After searching the world for the perfect place to move his studio, Richard decided that Evergreen, Colorado was the spot. His studio is nestled in the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by hundreds of miles of park land. The large north light windows have a view that never gets old. “After all these years, I’m still uncorking thousands of ideas that are just waiting to be poured into a painting.” Richard is a long-term member of the Kendall College of Art and Design Board of Trustees and Mensa. He is also a passionate world traveler and has read over 4,000 books in his lifetime. Richard loves to camp in his 1948 Airstream, which often becomes his rolling studio. Artist Statement Like naughty children, each painting seems to have a mind of its own, frequently misbehaving and failing to bend to the will of an overbearing parent. Somehow, they are successfully reared. I send each out into the world to stand on its own merits and to speak for itself. Despite the trials, I wouldn't do anything else. Each brings me great pleasure and deep satisfaction. My hope is that they find an audience that feels the same and with luck, speak with a timeless voice for many generations to come.
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