Christopher Copeland

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Christopher Copeland

United States

Christopher Copeland was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Having been raised in rural washington County, he was accustomed to the open and serene landscape.  This is where he first developed his interest in the subject matter that is the emaphasis of his paintings today. 

A 1983 graduate of College of Visual Arts in St. paul, in addition to exhibits in Minneapolis and other Minnesota cities, Copeland has displayed work in gallery shows from New York, Boston, Ohio and seattle. 

While the hayfieds, river valleys and prairies have continually provided inspiration for his paintings, he often travels to paint scenes in New Mexico, California and Washington.

Included among the artists he pays homage to include, American Impressionists Willard metcalf and John Twachman, Tonalists George Inness and Dwight Tryon, American painter Winslow Homer and Russian master, Issac Levitan. 

Painting outdoors on location, Copeland's main concern is to record natures transient moments when the light is fleeting and most effective. Using loose but controlled brushwork, he works quickly to capture the atmospheric effects of light and shadow as it plays on the land. Both emotional and expressive in content, his work is a testament to the mystery and beauty of nature.

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