Jill Cooper, a Newfoundlander raised Nova Scotia resident, has never strayed far from the water. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University (TUNS) in Halifax with a Masters of Architecture, had a career doing set design for film/tv in Toronto, and was owner of an art gallery in Chicago.
She has had art shows in Chicago, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bridgewater, Mahone Bay, and Petite Riviere. Her medium is primarily oil paints and, more often than not, features strong elements of women and water.
Welcome to my World of Women and Waves! Ready to dive into a world of seascapes and real women enjoying whatever they damn well please?
I'm an oil painter who loves color and movement and all things beachy! I'm a feminist with 3 awesome daughters, 2 chaotic pets, and 1 talented, author husband. I drink a ton of black coffee, and walk a bunch of dogs to clear my head. I find myself thinking "Whattheeverlovin'fuck?" a lot, sooo...learning to meditate, keeping the gratitude journal, living with "progress not perfection" as a motto in my studio!
I was raised in a small village at the edge of a fierce sea and to me, sweeping ocean horizons speak of escape, change, and freedom. My figurative and portrait work tend to invoke similar themes through feminism, climate, and immigration.
In all of my work I am constantly looking to capture the energy, movement, and intensity of our ever-shifting world and the women in it!