For over thirty years I have been recording the disappearing country scene in highly detailed watercolours.
For most of that time I had my own studio gallery open to the public in Somerset and sold paintings and prints to customers around the world. I have undertaken commissions for a number of international companies and had work published in many various forms.
Since retiring from my gallery over six years ago I now live in Ashcott in Somerset and display my work at the Somerset Crafts Gallery in the Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay which is set amid the wildlife reserves of the Somerset Levels.
Over the years rusty old tractors,tumbledown barns,livestock and the rural scene have been my inspiration. I like to think that The Hay Wain of Constable's day may now be the tractor and trailer of today.
Further examples of my work may be seen on my website Michael Coopers Studio'
My other interest is tending my collection of bonsai trees, the exercise is good for me.