Emily Stapleton (previously Cooper) was born in Buckinghamshire in 1988, spending most of her life in Devon and Cornwall. Graduating from Bath Spa University in 2011 with a 1st Class Ba in Fine Art. Emily current lives and works in the The Lake District.

Emily paints the moods of mountains, the sea and the elements that continually exhaust them.  Her impactful landscape scenes are influenced by the emotions of the sky, the weather and the land.  The scenes explore how untamed nature can mimic the extreme emotional states of man and how our lives are synonymous with the exposed landscape, bare, brutal and bruised.

Rooted within the terms of Romanticism, with its validation of strong emotion as an aesthetic source; they attempt to capture the sublime experiences of untamed nature and its overpowering qualities on man.

The works simplicity opens it up to an environment for the viewer to impose their own experience. 



2008-2011BA Fine Art, 1st, Bath Spa University


2016: Keswick Society of Artists: Autumn Exhibition, Keswick, Cumbria

2014: Sublime Spaces: Wellington College, Bershire

​2013: Bucks Open Studio. A Little Bird Told Me Gallery, Wendover

2013: A Place of Departure. 44AD Artspace, Bath​

2012: Through Tomorrows Eyes, BEEP: Wales' International Contemporary Painting Prize, Elysium Gallery

2012: One Day Solo Show, Wendover Buckinghamshire

2012: Art in the Ark: Summer Show, Ark Centre Basingstoke

2011: British Women Artists Competition, Top 5, www.britishwomenartists.com/competition

2011: Seventy Feet, Free Range, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

2011: Degree Show, Bath School of Art and Design

2010: No Working Title 2010, Exhibition and Collaboration with Tate Modern, Bath Spa University, Norwich

         University and Winchester School of Art. 

2008: Summer Show, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville



2011: Finalist, British Women Artists Competition, www.britishwomenartist.com