Meredith Cooper Studio/Gallery Leura, Blue Mountains Arts Trail


river oak , blue lake jenolan caves series

Meredith’s Studio/Gallery in Leura  by appointment ph: 0415 973 783

Over 100 beautiful original paintings and drawings available. Inspired by the majestic forests, canyons and waterways of the greater Blue Mountains region. Large statement pieces in oil and conte and many framed and unframed watercolours, intricate pencil drawings.

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Winner of the Wilderness and Adventure Prize , Mt Wilson Spring Blossom Festival 2017

</a Winner of the Wilderness and Adventure prize, Mt Wilson Spring Blossom Festival Exhibition 2017.for Temperate Rainforest #12 & #13 Cathedral of Ferns. Carbon pencil on paper
Judged by Anthony Bond OAM , he preferred to not separate the two drawings as they were so similar and complemented each other, also noted down that the ‘drawing was very fine with confident marks’.
This is the second time Anthony has acknowledged my work and awarded me the top prize.

(Anthony Bond OAM is a freelance writer and curator until recently Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW where he was responsible for collecting and displaying International contemporary art since 1984. He publishes in journals and catalogues here and overseas.)

1st Prize Blackheath Art Prize 2015

pastel pencil & Blue Lake 13 Jenolan Caves conte on paper 54x38cm
Blue Lake 13 Jenolan Caves pastel pencil & conte on paper 54x38cm

Judge David Middlebrook’s comments: Meredith Cooper’s delicate work on paper, Blue Lake 13, Jenolan Caves, is a beautifully realised painting, a tonal work that carefully balances detail and colour. It evokes and triggers a memory in the viewer, that will take all of us back to a place and a time, a bush walk, a picnic, time spent with a loved one, good art always evokes memory. Its surface is fascinating. More than this, it has the ability to evoke meditation in both the viewer and the artist. It allows time out in an ever increasingly crazy world.

Finalist in Norvill Art Prize 2014

IMG_1329the Norvill is an Australian Landscape Prize, $15000 will be awarded to First prize.
My entry is ‘Cathedral of Ferns 8’ oil on canvas 120x120cm price $5000.
Opening And prize giving Friday 3rd Oct 6.30pm $15 entry.
Exhibition of finalists at RSL Hall Murrurundi NSW
from 3rd of Oct to 26th Oct weekends only

Highly Commended Blackheath Art Prize 2014

 ‘Understory,Fairy Dell’ diptych watercolour on Blue Lake rag paper w39cmxh26cm.

Judge’s comments:

As an artist who often works in watercolour this painting appealed.

It demonstrated how a watercolour, a difficult and demanding medium can when it is successful operate in an aesthetic realm like no other medium. The painting suggests knowledge of that great Romantic landscape tradition of watercolour. The transparent colours and rich translucent shadow suggest an enclosed woodland glade dazzling with filtered light, suggesting both a sense of sinister and imaginative magic. It shows that delightful relationship where technique and intention are synonymous with each aspect influencing and being dependant on the other. This was a watercolour I would have been proud to have made. Graham Marchant.