Jayne Cooper is recognized as an Abstract Expressionist. She creates Abstract and Primitive Art, in the impulse of intense emotion, inspired by her passion for World Music, the ocean, animals, nature, world travel.
Jayne greatly admires the works of Phillip Guston, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasin and Robert Motherwell, but didn’t want to copy their manners and methods, in the hopes of developing a style. Instead she remains original, creating one-of-a-kind works, in her own unique style, not simply painting what she sees, but painting what she feels, her emotions and senses driving her raw, Self-Taught artistry.
She grew up bohemian in spirit and it shows in her art. Traveling extensively as a youth helped her understand the world and its art at a young age. Sitting in European cafés and restaurants, around the world, she absorbed the beauty and the essence of their cultures, experiencing life as a visual artist, seeing, and feeling the world, that would become material for her paintings and drawings.
Jayne's paintings pour from her heart and soul to her hand, to her canvas, in a flood of feelings that can only be expressed by the immediacy of the act of painting. She feels emotion from others, she senses the "vibes" in a room and her paintings reflect this emotion. Jayne’s talent is expressed through passionate creativity and intense motion of her hands. As she focuses on her material, something in her takes over as she creates. At times, Jayne would wake up, with no recollection of what she created the night before. The final drawings and paintings were spectacular. Jayne believes her subliminal mind took over during these times, to create these unique works of art.
Jayne’s subjects are Figurative, Abstract, and Collage. She paints in pastels, ink, charcoal, pencil, oil, and acrylic paint. Her works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and private commissions, hang in collector’s homes.