Los Angeles-based artist Sandra Cooper is renowned for her distinctive
abstract expressionist style. Her paintings and drawings are unique in
their ability to stimulate viewers visually and emotionally with both
passion and contradiction. Her striking images encourage viewers to use
their own mind’s eye to interpret the movement of paint across canvas.
Cooper wants to evoke an emotional response to her art, rather than
merely object recognition. “If I wanted to recreate exactly what I saw,
I would use my camera. My style celebrates the randomness of abstract
expressionism.” “Why paint the entire scene when it’s the negative
space that fills my imagination with the creative possibilities of
‘What if’” Cooper says.
Cooper's “Heart Felt Series”, painted under her “nom de art” R.
Vega, is reflective of the powerful abstract nudes she is known for.
Cooper’s style and technique are reflected in the media she uses.
Whether it is watercolors, mono prints, mono types, charcoal line
drawings or acrylics and collage, her work is recognized as a
consistent signature of talent.
Cooper says, "The freedom expressed in my art displays an energetic flow that often leads me to action painting." Although she is known more for abstract figurative art, her series inspired by the coral surrounding Phi Phi Island just off of Phuket, Thailand is a prime example of such action painting.