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.
2008-2011: BA 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