“Nonobjective painting allows free expression of emotions, feelings and individuality. My work is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place. Following intuitive promptings I apply a vigorous gestural linear mark or brush stroke that comes from deep within. The surface is built, destroyed and erased again and again creating a subtle and sensitive history to what has been. This play continues until from chaos a painting evolves.”
Sally Cooper has been painting all her life and began actively pursuing her creative talents in the late eighties. In 1990 she was awarded an annual Art Award from Broward Community College. In the mid nineties she moved from detailed representational work and began to seek the abstract. By 2000 image reference was left behind and her style evolved into explosions of color, markings and movement. Her work has been included in numerous regional and national competitive exhibitions receiving awards in most.
She was awarded First Place in 2004 and 2017, Second Place in 2006, Third Place in 2017 and Honorable Mention in 2010, 2013 and 2014 in The Artist’s Magazine’s National competitions for her paintings “Red Symphony IV”, "Conversation in Blue”, “Penumbra III”, “Sky”, "Mediterranea”, “Blue Horizon” and “Enigma”, respectively.
She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society. Her work has been featured in Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist, and The Artist’s Magazine and in 2017 was included in the publication Art Journey Abstract Painting. “Blue Horizon” was chosen for the cover of The Artist’s Magazine in May 2015.
She is a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.
In addition to her many awards and accomplishments, she teaches Abstract Painting and Workshops.