C.M. Cooper


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MEDIUM: Oil Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technical

C. M. Cooper’s work has been published in both magazines and newspapers, including a featured article in “Southwest Artist’s Magazine” in 2003. C M was lucky to be the recipient of the Museum Director’s Award at the prestigious California Art Club’s 2002 Gold Medal Show. She was featured in Southwest’s November 2017 article “Painting the Figure”. 

She calls herself a “Contemporary Traditionalist” and is best known for her paintings of ballerina dancers, lounging women and sleeping children which have been granted various awards. Ms. Cooper  has been awarded Top Prize/ Third Best in Show by one of our nation’s most respected portrait artists, Everett Raymond Kinstler, at  the 2010 Salon International Show.

Most recently she was given an Award of Excellence Plein Air Magazine in the American Impressionist Society’ (AIS) 23rd National Juried Exhibition and the Best in Show at their very first “Small Works Show” (2017), and a Second Place in their 2018 “Small Works show”. 

She is a member of and actively participates in many juried shows in both Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionism Society where she recently was also honored with a signature member status. C. M. Cooper is currently represented by several galleries nationwide and her work is held in many private collections in the US.

Online Oil painting tutorial of a girl in a mirror
Online Oil painting tutorial of a girl in bed with a bear
Online Oil painting tutorial of a ballerina
Online Oil painting tutorial of a woman in a white dress
Online Oil painting tutorial of a woman in bed
Online Oil painting tutorial of a cat


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Technical, ✔ Business



Colour and Composition


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching How to Self Critique


Studio Setup for Art Production


Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend



Pricing Artwork


Approaching Galleries

“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist


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  • 2015 – Trailside Gallery – Scottsdale AZ  “ Essence of the Human Form”
  • 2012 (Annually) – Waterhouse Gallery “Small Gems 8 x 8 Show”                
  • 2011 (Annually) – Annual Exhibition/Anniversary Show – Waterhouse Gallery
  • 2012 – Purely Physical: Finessing the Figure – La Galeria Gitana
  • 2008 Two Person ShowScottsdale Fine Art Gallery                                                    
  • 2006 Group Show – Waterhouse Gallery 25th Anniversary Show
  • 2005 Two Person Show – Ella Richardson Fine Art Gallery
  • 2005 – Richland Fine Art – Kinstler & Friends Special Invitation
  • 2003 – Southwest Art – Artists to Watch, Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 2005 – 2007 – Wendt Gallery – Summer SalonsOne Woman Show in 2004
  • 2002 – 2004 – Women, Wine, and Roses
  • 2002 – Premiere Show/Featured Artist
  • 2003 – Brazier Fine Art   Various Shows including                            
  • 1998 – Tirage Art Gallery – Salon and Group Shows since 1998
  • 2004 – 2005 – Four Person Show