Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


My paintings combine science and art. Astronomy and physics, particularly string theory, excite my imagination – creating possibilities for portraying multiple dimensions. Those unseen forces are depicted metaphorically intertwining with faith and belief. A Midwest sensibility influences my visual stories. Nature and recognizable objects symbolize abstract concepts. Each painting is a story – all part of a larger adventure.

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About My Work:

Creating acrylic paintings on canvas is my primary form of visual communication. However, I love to play with video – producing arts culture documentaries, corporate projects, student works, art videos, and other fun stuff. I draw with graphite. With still photography I gravitate towards nature textures, light effects, and portraits.

Pricing Information:



Indiana University / Fine Arts

University of Indianapolis / Fine Arts

Continuing Education:
Religion, Spirituality and the Arts
Butler University, 2014


IDADA (Indianapolis Artist and Dealers Association), Chairman of Ethics and Fair Practices Committee, IDADA.org Editor; Instructor, Indianapolis Art Center; Past President & Founding Member- Coalition of Indianapolis Artists; Initial Member- EGAD (Electronics Graphic Artists & Designers)



9th Annual IDADA Membership Juried Exhibition
“Going Somewhere Else”, awarded Honorable Mention

69th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition
Swope Art Museum
“Spring/Winter”, juror awarded “Eileen and Ted Prose Award of Recognition”

Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition
“Going Somewhere Else”, Merit Award

7th Annual IDADA Members Juried Exhibition&



  • I always wanted to paint a barn, but I couldn't do just a plain landscape. This video shows the steps involved in creating this acrylic on canvas painting and some of the inspirations and thoughts that went into it's creation.


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