Meyer East Gallery
|Melissa Cooper was born and raised in Colorado. Her love for art began at an early age. She has been an established artist since 1990. Melissa Cooper was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her fascination and love for art began at a very young age, and she was encouraged to pursue her interests by her artistic parents; through this encouragement Melissa began to develop a style all her own. She learned the process of bronze casting from her father, and served as his apprentice for many years. Cooper's work in her family's studio furthered her interest in her pursuit to become an artist in her own right.
Subject matter for Cooper is inspired by children and wildlife, and in addition to sculptural pieces she creates functional bronze vessels embellished with her delightful wildlife figures. Coopers work is collected admired by connoisseurs across the country.
Cooper has always had a love for art. Whether it is wildlife or figurative, she has a natural ability to capture the spirit of life and emotion in each of her sculptures. Her pieces range from desktop to larger than life in size. Melissa has also completed several commission pieces. She has also won awards for her sculpture which are, as follows:
A Sweeping Romance
by Phyllis Kapp