Portfolio > Down from the Hills

The paintings in this show explore small town life in the Catskills, depicting the mystery and darkness as well as the beauty of rural America. As always, my paintings have moments of humour, but there is a greater seriousness in this body of work.

The content and style of these works sometimes is evocative of American regionalism, but where regionalist painters were interested in idealizing rural life, I am more drawn to the ambiguous and the psychological aspects of life far from the city.

Sunday Morning--sleeping late
casein
24 inches by 36 inches
2010
babysitter arrives
casein
18 inches by 24 inches
2010
Skunked
casein
16 inches by 20 inches
2012
She lives with all those cats
casein and mixed media
30 inches by 30 inches
2012
Kids fighting with light savers, Ashley Norwood Cooper, casein painting.
casein on board
24 inches by 18 inches
2010
casein painting by ashley norwood cooper
casein
48 inches by 72 inches
2012
ashley cooper norwood
casein
2010
Reading in Bed
casein
12 inches by 12 inches
2011
Night Secrets
casein
16 inches by 20 inches
2011
The Bear
casein
30 inches by 40 inches
2011
Red Fox
casein on board
30 inches by 30 inches
2012
Gerbil
casein
11 inces by 14 inches
2011
Deer in the Headlights
casein on board
30 inches by 40 inches
2012