Peter Copp, painter

Peter Copp painter | Nelson region artist

Oil painting land and seascapes


Peter Copp at work Image © Peter Copp
Peter Copp at work Image © Peter Copp

My interest in painting started at high school, and I still find it fascinating.

My desire to draw and paint goes back as far as I can remember. I enjoy painting the land and seascapes that I am familiar with and I see each day in different light and weather conditions.

Painting with oils allows me to use the rich and transparent colours that are available, I find this is important in expressing the interesting light conditions and movement that you see during the passage of a day.

My interest in painting started at high school, and I still find it fascinating. While growing apples at Ruby Bay and spending most days out in the orchard, I became aware of Nelson's continually changing light conditions. Retirement from the apple industry gave me the time and incentive to increase the number of paintings I complete each year.


 Image © Peter Copp
Image © Peter Copp

I recently attended a two day session on portrait painting.
It took one and a half days to complete 80% of the portrait and another 6 months to finish it.


Portrait painting


Portrait painting  Image © Peter Copp
Portrait painting Image © Peter Copp

The finished Portrait


 Image © Peter Copp
Image © Peter Copp

Land mark exhibition opening in the McKee gallery, NSAS.
August 2010.I exhibited with two other Nelson artists.


 Image © Peter Copp
Image © Peter Copp

 Image © Peter Copp
Image © Peter Copp

Ley Lines exhibition at the McKee gallery, Nelson Suter Art Society, February 2014.
I exhibited with basket weaver Lane Hawkins.
The exhibition was very successful with both artist making several sales.


 Image © Peter Copp
Image © Peter Copp

 Image © Peter Copp
Image © Peter Copp

Nelson Art Expo 2015


Nelson Art Expo 2015 Image © Peter Copp
Nelson Art Expo 2015 Image © Peter Copp




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