Shizue Cooper has won numerous awards for her pastel and watercolor paintings. Though self-taught, she has participated in workshops and demonstrations with noted artists, including: Daniel Greene, Paul Leveille, Diana Willis, Rosalie Nadeau, Anne Heywood, Angela D'Aleo, John Stobart, William Davis, Joe McGurl, Don Demers, Tony Couch and Frank Webb.
Fellow, American Artists Professional League, NYC
Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
Member: Hudson Valley Art Association, Portrait Society of America, Chatham Creative Arts Center
Associate Member: New England Watercolor Society
I'm a representational artist, but I always look for abstract shapes and movement when painting realism in still life and landscapes. I incorporate this in the background of my portraits while I try to achieve the subject(s) true likeness.