Agnes began painting at age 51. Prior to hands-on work she studied and collected art. She began with Roger Armstrong at the Laguna Beach Institute of Arts. From the beginning her work was recognized by her use of color. Happiness, whimsy are depicted with scenes of places, florals, people and other subject matter.
Watercolor enables quick reactions to sensations around me. The paintings are an emotional response to subject matter and often involve the viewer in the completion of the scenes. While color plays an important part, value, shape and line are also important. Many of the paintings are almost 3-dimensional.
Most of the major shows where Agnes’ paintings are exhibited are in California, but some shows are in Arizona, Nevada and Idaho. Agnes Copeland can be reach at her studio in Dana Point at 949-4930383, or online at