Di Cope
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Selection of work in Dry Media (various)

As well as oil paintings, I also work in a variety of dry media.

I particularly like conte crayon (often with a restricted pallet), or charcoal.  Sometimes I mix the two to achieve the image I am looking for.  


I am, primarily an oil painter.

I am, primarily, a painter of landscapes and buildings.

However, I am very interested in FACES.  I like the results of a face painted in oils, but I like the speed of the results when working in either charcoal or in conte crayon (the results are similar- but one in monochrome, and one with colour).  Here is a selection of portraits in each of these three media.

During the last twelve months of upheaval and uncertainty for all of us, I switched, for a while, to portrait painting.  I participated in the  #portraitsfornhsheroes movement on Instagram.  This project, started by Portrait Artist, Tom Croft, involved pairing ordinary NHS workers performing extraordinary work during the first (and following) months of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, with portrait artists.  I ended up painting three, which have, of course, now been passed on to their sitters.

Portraiture being quite a different discipline to painting landscapes, I don't have portraits for sale in my studio, but I'm always more than happy to discuss the possibility of a commission for a portrait.  

My Events

Pop-Up Gallery, Wicken Fen
24 Jun 2018 - 11:00 to 18:00
Whole weekend event featuring members of Cambridge Open Studios, on the theme of Flora and Fauna.
Pop-Up Gallery, Wicken Fen
Reach Fair
7 May 2018 - 13:00 to 18:00
REACH FAIR- Gallery and Stall, with other COS Artists
Reach Fair

July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
oil painting and other media
Oil Paintings: Rural landscapes, buildings, people, flowers, and big East Anglian skies, the Fens and Fenland waterways.

I am predominantly a painter of landscapes and village life paintings.

I paint the things around me- parts of my house, landscapes around, buildings near my home in Burwell, or ruins or seascapes.   I love natural light, and am currently working on a series of paintings with lots of sky!

I also use other media to make pictures- I like Conte crayons, charcoal, and pencil drawings.  I am drawn to a variety of subjects, but I do like the challenge of getting “a good likeness” in a portrait. 

I am very happy to take commissions- I love to have visitors to my studio, by arrangement- contact me for an appointment- I can put the kettle on :)