The rustic beauty of many coastal towns near Cape Town and along the Garden Route is the inspiration for artists, photographers, writers and poets. For Cape Town artist, Andrew Cooper capturing the essence of each location is what inspires the subject matter of many of his paintings. Cooper shares five of his top coastal weekend getaways that inspire his art.
Oil and acrylic paintings are investments that should last several lifetimes if properly taken care of. A well maintained painting will fetch a higher price than one that is damaged or faded. The most common ways a painting gets destroyed is with water damage, direct sunlight, and physical damage.
Two Andrew Cooper paintings fetched record prices this past week and this as Cape Town was in the grips of winter, typically a quieter time of the year for local Cape artists. Red The Gallery sold both pieces, a large Table Mountain landscape painting and a mystical Tree of Life landscape painting to local art collectors.
Cape Town artist Andrew Cooper has been invited to join the 2015 Cape Leopard Trust fundraising luncheon for the active predator conservation group, The Cape Leopard Trust taking place at Leopard’s Leap on 15 August 2015 in the picturesque Franschhoek. He is donating a painting especially created for this exclusive auction and fundraising event.
Living with an interior decorator has its advantages. Cape Town contemporary artist, Andrew Cooper benefits both from having his breathtaking landscape and seascape paintings displayed in his home, and the advice of a qualified interior decorator to help with framing and displaying them beautifully.
Decorating your walls with art has the potential to elevate the style of your home to a new level. If sophistication and exclusivity is what you’re after in your personal space then hanging your favourite art pieces is the way to go.
Investing in art is becoming more popular especially with so much information about artists and the art market available online. As a first time art buyer, there are a few things you should know before attending your first art auction or gallery showing. As a Cape Town artist, I am inspired by the surrounding landscapes and seascapes, which is what I like to paint.
I happen to love this time of year as the days get shorter and the light changes the way I see the world around me. It’s a great time for introspection, which is why I’ve decided to embark on a new direction with regards to the look and feel of my website! We’ve also added a blog page so I can share news of upcoming exhibitions, share information about my latest mystical collection, commissions and insight into topics related to art.
South African artist Andrew Cooper invites you to an exhibition of his and other Cape Artists paintings, to be held in the Sanlam Hall, at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town between the 12th & 21st November 2014. The Cape Artists Exhibition Hall will be open daily between 10h00 and 17h00.