Gillian Cooper is a multidisciplinary artist. After studying fine art she produced site-specific installations exploring urban and rural landscapes for over ten years. These were often temporary using found domestic materials and objects. She has shown in and curated many exhibitions throughout Britain and Europe and her work has featured in art magazines and books including ‘Revolver, Art Cornwall’ and ‘Catching the Wave – Contemporary Art and Artists in Cornwall’, by Tom Cross. Throughout her practice she has given lectures and workshops offering mentoring and coaching for artists and those new to working creatively. She is currently developing new work in painting, drawing and print and offering courses using colour and drawing in the landscape.
'My work is inspired by the energies of landscape and the uplifting quality of places.’
Trewidden Garden was originally planted by T. B Bolitho in the late 19th century. The 15-acre gardens are at Buryas Bridge, only two miles from Penzance and offer an inspiring range of colour and form throughout the year. The magnificent Tree Fern Dell, set in the bowl of an early open cast tin mine is possibly the largest collection of Australian Tree Ferns in the Northern Hemisphere, most over 100 years old. Other features include a stunning collection of Magnolias and Camellias, Acers and a Redwood, The Pond, the Burrows, mysterious wooded pits and huge Tin Kettles, remnants of the ancient tin mine, see more at www.trewiddengarden.co.uk.