"Where possible I work from life, using lighting to create the scene, but sometimes the transitory nature of the subject, or its placing, involves working from photographs. One painting follows another, then it doesn’t and I have to cast about and see what comes up. I have been working like this for nearly 20 years after moving into an old house built in 1712. The original features such as worn cellar steps, beams and spice cupboards made me want to paint them." - Linda Cooper
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1947. Lived and taught in London until 1975 and then moved to the Lake District. Married to the painter Julian Cooper and lives and works in Cockermouth, Cumbria.