Ian Cooper

Painter / pewter maker

I paint in oils… mostly on Dibond board… working quickly with a roller and palette knife to encourage the paints to move around, blend and merge into images that are sometimes intense, dynamic and vigorous… at others calmer, more thoughtful and warmer. I’m inspired by the countryside around me but my paintings are more an expression of the feeling of that nature than a depiction of the scene.

I’m also experimenting with pewter and am fascinated by the way in which the metal, with the addition of a little heat, transforms itself from a solid mass into a viscous liquid. It takes on the form and shape of the mould or vessel into which it is poured and then sets itself becoming solid again.

My current pieces are made using open moulds and swirling the liquid around to create a variety of textures and shapes. Like the paint, the pewter defines the finished piece by the way in which it flows, cools and solidifies.

Also showing their work here will be my wife, Lyndall Hopcraft, who makes terrific pottery and ceramics in her studio at the bottom of our garden.We’ll be joined for the weekend by our friends, Gabrielle and Les Rucinski, who live just up the hill and who also make pottery and ceramics. Each of the three, though, work quite differently so there will be a good variety of styles and pieces on display.

We hope that you enjoy seeing our work.

See more of this artist’s work on their Worcestershire Artists page.

Venue: 56a


30 The Crescent

WR13 6QN

Telephone: 01684 540754