Ed Cooper (b.1976), a professional artist and art instructor from Ipswich, Suffolk, finds his inspiration in the Suffolk Landscape and the rich tradition of artists who have captured its unique essence. His artistic journey began at The Ipswich Art School, where he developed a keen eye for working from life and observing the world around him. Furthering his education, he earned a Fine Art Degree in Painting and Drawing from Swansea Institute of Higher Education.

After a brief hiatus working in customer service roles, Ed’s passion for art led him to a full-time commitment to painting, drawing, and the study of Art Theory, which now informs his teaching. With a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, he embarked on instructing adults in the art of painting and drawing.

Today, Ed seamlessly combines his roles as an art educator and a dedicated artist. He paints ‘en plein air’ and in his Ipswich studio. As a member of the Ipswich Art Society, Ed’s work is featured in local galleries and available online, where his social media presence helps connect him with art enthusiasts.


Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, 1976


2008-09 – PGCE, Life Long Learning – University College Suffolk

1996-99 – Painting & Drawing BA (Hons) – Swansea Institute

1994-96 – General Art & Design – Suffolk College


2023:Channel 5, Norfolk and Suffolk

2018:ITV, This Morning – On the Road with John Torrode


2022:Ipswich Art Society – Mayors Award

Selected Exhibitions

2023 – Ipswich Art Society, Open Exhibition

2023- Suffolk Show

2022 – Ipswich Art Society, Open Exhibition

2018Vintage 49 – Woodbridge

2018 – Success After Stroke – Brushstrokes Art Exhibition – Sudbury

2017 – Suffolk Living – Solo Show

2017 – Vintage 49 – Woodbridge

2017 – Applaud Cafe – Ipswich

2016 – Brettenham Summer Exhibition

2015 – Suffolk Living – Solo Show

2013 – Across the Water – with James Self – Lavenham

2013 – Orwell Park School – Solo Exhibiton

2010 – Buckingham Galleries, Southwold

2008 – Ferini Art Gallery – From the Model

2007 – Eyestorm Gallery – Open Exhibition, Ipswich