Painting in Ghost Town of Terlingua, Texas

Copper has been painting in plein-air since the '70s. "Have Palette, Will Travel" is her motto, carrying her easel, painting around the world. She also paints in studio for more detailed realistic style. Creating paintings invoking memories, good feelings, peace... are her goals.

Majoring in Art for three years in college she then switched, earning a degree in Recreation and a minor in Art, with the dream of working for the National Park Service.

She has been frequenting the Texas Big Bend area since 1970, challenging herself in capturing the light and soul of that vast, magical region.

Also devoting time to painting Kerrville and surrounding areas you may see her on the river trail along the Guadalupe or set up along a country road painting the Hill Country.

Artists who inspire her through their lives and works are Claude Monet, Vincent VanGogh, and Keith Richards.

"Copper's paintings are more than detailed reproductions of pretty scenes, rather they are a moment in her life. To walk through her gallery at her home in Texas is like walking through her private family album; there is a story to be told about each work." The Highlander

Her paintings reflect her life's journey

Beginning of "plein-air" experience with mentor
Bengt Oldinger
Amal, Sweeden 1977

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Teaching in Africa

Island of Karpathos, Greece

Black Forest, Germany

Montserrat, West Indies

Copper painting on location
Montserrat, West Indies


"Click on Subject to Browse Paintings"

Big Bend-Terlingua

| Texas Hill Country


| Echo Hill Ranch


Represented By:

River's Edge Gallery
Kerrville, Texas

Ft. Davis Drugstore Art Gallery
Ft. Davis, Texas

Front Street Books
Alpine, Texas

Earth and Fire Gallery
Terlingua, Texas

High Sierra
Terlingua, Texas

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