C M Cooper

Christina M Cooper from Valencia, CA, gloriously combines European Traditionalism with American Impressionism. A childhood collector of all things beautiful in books and magazines, Christina captures the complex beauty of  human figure and the human condition. She paints alla prima with oils, from the studio her and her husband, Disney art director Daniel E Cooper share in their home. To learn about what inspires her, please read the article in Southwest Art below. 

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Awards

Best of Show – American Impressionists Society/ Small Works Showcase - 2017                                          Best of Show - SCAA Art Classic Masters Category XXV - 2014
Best of Show - SCAA Art Classic XXII -2011
Gold Medal/First Place Oil - SCAA Art Classic Masters Category XXV - 2014
Gold Medal/First Place Oil - SCAA Art Classic XXIV - 2013
Gold Medal/First Place Oil - SCAA Art Classic XXIII - 2012
Gold Medal/First Place Oil - SCAA Art Classic XX - 2009
Silver Medal/Second Place - SCAA Art Classic XXIII - 2012
Silver Medal/Second Place - SCAA Art Classic XXI - 2010
Top Award - 3rd Best in Show - Salon International - 2010
Santa Clarita Arts Commissioner’s City Award for Best of Show - SCAA Art Classic XXI - 2010
Award of Excellence - OPA Regional Santa Barbara Show - 2005
Judges Pick - Southwest Artist to Watch - Steamboat, Colorado - 2002
Museum Director’s Choice Award - 92nd Gold Medal Show - California Art Club - 2002
Portrait Finalist - The Artists Magazine - 2004, 1999
Top Cash Award - V.I.V.A. - 1999
Best of Show - First Place: Genre - S.G.F.A.A. - 1998
First Place Oil/Annual Juried Show - W.V.A.G. - 2001
Grand Prize/Calendar Cover - W.V.A.G. - 1998
First Place/Animal -S.G.F.A.A. – 1997

Articles

Southwest Art, “Painting the Figure” – November 2018
Plein Air Today “AIS Goes Small” - featured   March 2017                 
Trailside Galleries Newsletter,
Guest Artist Figurative Show - February 2015
American Art Collector, Upcoming Show Preview - February 2015
Southwest Art, “Where are they now?” - October 2014
American Art Collector, Show - “Body Double” - September 2007
Santa Clarita Magazine, “Featured Article” - April 2007
Southwest Art, “Featured Artist” - November 2003
Southwest Art, “Artist to Watch” - November 2002
Southwest Art, “News from the California Art Scene” - July 2002
Southwest Art, Collectors best picks, “Collectors Choices” - October 2003
Colorado “Steamboat Today” News, “Artists on the Verge” - Cover Painting - June 2003
Artists Fellowship, Inc. Newsletter 2003
Southwest Art, “Colorado - Best of the West” - July 2002
Art of the West, Award Mention - September/October 2002
International Artist, “100 Ways to Paint People”/”100 Ways to Paint Your Favorite Subject”, 2004
Pasadena Register/Pasadena Star-News, Two Articles - July 2002/June 2002
San Gabriel Valley News, 2002
Richmond Times, “Day by Day” Art Openings - December 2002