The "Joie de Vivre" Collection
Contemporary Oil Paintings with Sketches
de Janice E. Cooper
A collection of 20 Contemporary Oil Paintings
J. Cooper is a native Texan, a former student of the late Warren Hunter. She says, “Painting has always been a big part of my life”. She first began painting in oils in High School and experimented with acrylics in college. She was later encouraged to try watercolors, which she worked in for many years, creating charming renditions of Texas Landmark buildings and immortalizing ancestral homes for select clients. The Olmos Pharmacy, one of her Texas Landmark watercolors, has been in print since 1987. A Special Limited Edition of 950 prints of which 200 have been donated to special charities. There is also, a simply titled book of “Oil Paintings by J. Cooper”, published in 2006 and another titled The “Joie de Vivre” Collection. Her art is displayed in homes and museums from Japan to New York.