HARRIS HOUSE FINE ART
is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of paintings by
Charles A. Couper
Meet Charles at the
Friday, August 21st from 3pm until 7pm
Exhibition continues daily until September 8th
*Please contact the gallery for information on purchasing or seeing more of Charles Couper’s art.
“While it is hoped that the exhibition will be self explanatory, I would like viewers to know that my attempt at a poetic interpretation of nature would not have been possible without a basic representational training and sense that painting images provoked by the muse were worth the adversity entailed in living the art life.
I, personally, have
been impressed by the words of Rockwell Kent, the premier North American
illustrator of the 1950s who painted winter scenes of
‘I would like to see the promotion of a culture that encouraged a visual art that people liked. Start people liking’, he said, ‘and tastes will grow.’
A simple destination of art is that it is truth intensified or perhaps that it is spirit shining through matter. Any student of history knows that swimming against the tide of contemporary status-seeking in the visual arts is not likely to win one many accolades or rewards.
One chooses a direction and learns to live with the consequences.”
—Charles A. Couper
Works on Display
Autumn Eyes Dreamscape
Beach Bricks and Bottles Potpourri Variations Violet and Red
Romantic Copper and Blue
The Sea Beyond The Romance of Painting
Homage to the Acadians Emerging Winter
Still Life with Indian Scarf
Decoy and Bottle Buoys and Beach Sticks
About Charles Couper
A Canadian citizen
since 1987, Charles Alexander Couper is a native of
Charles received his
initial training as a student of Fine Art at vesper George School of Art in
Still Life is Charles’ forte and major preoccupation. He attempts to widen its parameters through expanding his subject matter into areas not frequently explored. Charles believes that any truly valuable innovation is likely to emerge from painters well steeped in tradition, believing that in order to go forward, one must know where one has been.
Charles recently received
publication of a four page review of his working procedures and painting
philosophy, with colour reproductions in International
Pastel Artist magazine, representing
instructed, exhibited and painted in cities from
Selected Public Collections
Biblioteca Publico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Gloria Layton Memorial Allied Artists of
The Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundations
Medal of Distinction, 11th Grand
Award of Distinction, Pastel Society of
Two First Jury Awards, Cape Cod Art
First Jury Award, Pastel Society of
Attleboro Museum, Attelboro,
Private August Painting Workshops,
Swain School of Design, New Bedford,
Bearcroft Studio, Attelboro,
More selected works for this exhibition will be added to this sight in the near future.
Please check back frequently.