Wolverhampton portrait painter


Original 1 is the portfolio site of portrait artist and designer Stephen Cooper.

My style of paintings may look highly finished, but close up they reveal a loose yet figurative style that offers a unique capture from the artist's perspective; although photographs form a part of the reference process, an additional layer of interpretation significantly stands out. I strive to learn with each portrait, producing work that I am proud to exhibit.


No lengthy sittings for portraits

No lengthy sittings for portraits, usually just one session for photographic references required, providing convenience for the busy or self conscious sitter. I take all my own photographs of subjects to work from as I embrace the use of both digital and traditional references.