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The Poppy Series by artist Tracey Jane Cooper (FreeSpace #1)

30 Oct

Welcome to the first of 3 FreeSpace posts from artist Tracey Jane Cooper reflecting upon one of her series of paintings. 


The Poppy Series

– Remember, The Unnamed, Unnamed 2-

All 20 x 20cm acrylic on canvas


I wanted to create a series of paintings that would fuel the emotions of all ages, young and old. I was hugely inspired by the installation of poppies at the Tower of London commemorating the centenary of WW1.


Remember by Tracey Cooper




The Unnamed by Tracey Cooper

The Unnamed


My art always stems from the sun and the feelings it gives. However in this instance I wanted it to have the adverse affect to usual. What I envisaged is the landscape after the sun has died, all life has gone until the poppies begin to slowly come to appear.


Unnamed 2 by Tracey Cooper

Unnamed 2


I used many layers and shades in these pieces, working with less colour was more challenging but I think the overall effect speaks volumes. There is no sound, no colour, no life until the bloom.



Tracey recently began painting again after many years dreaming about it.

I’m inspired by nature, particularly the sky. The sun and it’s warmth or coolness always feature, sometimes you can feel the heat of the sun in them, often the flowers are blistering in the intensity of it and that’s what I like to portray.
I paint mainly with acrylic, sometimes with watercolour for more fluidity, depending on the piece.



Tracey’s next FreeSpace will be on Monday 10th November.  Do watch out for it.



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