Paintings by Melinda Copper include:
Bubba the Eighth (after Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger)
Catnip Bearer (after Flora by Titian)
Frannie (after Portrait of a Woman by Rosalba Giovanna Carriera)
Gizmo (after Self Portrait at 26 by Albrecht Durer)
Painting by Melinda Copper
Goldie (after La Velata by Raphael)
Lady Jazz (after Mary, Lady Guildford by Hans Holbein the Younger)
Mona Peaches (after the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci)
Rosebud (after Madame Riviere by Ingres)
Thatch (after Portrait of a Young Man by Jan Mostaert)
Widget as Bacchus (after Bacchus by Caravaggio)
Yoshi the Singer (after Le Jeune Chanteur by Claude Vignon)
A Note from the Artist
Throughout my life, animals and art have been my main interests. At college I needed to make a choice and flipped back and forth between biology and art, but finally graduated with a BFA in painting from Florida State University.
My professional life really started when I married another artist, and we worked together on different sorts of projects, from museum exhibits to bronze sculpture, and theatrical scenic painting. In my spare time, I still liked to paint animals but had a hiccup when I became sensitive to solvents and had to walk away from oil paints, so it became a challenge to master acrylics.
I taught myself by copying old masters, working hard to use their techniques, but with new works. The animal component was honoring several pets. I loved these! I’m still learning from each artist that provides inspiration. So many masters! So little time!