Paintings in bold rich colors as well as soft-focus pieces in pastel and charcoal are a trademark of artist, Lydia Cooper. She calls her style "traditional realism with soft edges". Currently residing in the Portland, Oregon area, Lydia Cooper is surrounded by lush vegetation which offers a wealth of inspirational subject matter.

"I try to stay true to my subject but I don't have a problem with tweaking nature a bit in order to achieve the effect I'm after."

Services Offered

  • Commissioned portraits of children and adults from photos or sittings -- rendered in your choice of oil, pastel or charcoal.
  • Giclee prints in a variety of sizes and subject matter.
  • Private art lessons in your home.

Please visit the online portfolio to view more of Lydia's artwork.