First drawings of a new character, maybe to be called 'Surf Guy' – could be this is just lazy naming, but it seems to have stuck so far! The drawings are used on multi layered collage backgrounds in original pieces.
Photographs taken in Helston, Penzance and Falmouth on a day that had all four seasons – because of this the day was spent looking up in case a dash under a tree or doorway out of the rain was necessary.
Sleepless ink is the name for the collective art, design and photography work of Kevin Cooper. Based in Cornwall (U.K) this site is a viewing point for his latest projects and creative pursuits. Feel free to get in touch with any related inquires.
The artwork is a combination of experience gained from over 20 years spraying graphics on surfboards plus design, photography and printing techniques learnt and enjoyed
over the years. Combining these different approaches has allowed
Kevin to produce original pieces with texture and multiple layers while exploring different subject matters although he often gravitates towards
his roots in surfing.
Before being transferred by various methods onto multi-layered paper backgrounds, the artwork is created using drawings, paintings, scans and photographs – many of these works become prints in their own right, several of which can be seen and bought in the sleepless inkshop.
The photography consists of taking pictures for the love of getting out and about with a camera and the enjoyment of taking images to print. For me, a camera in hand makes it possible to stop and look at things for longer, especially rewarding when passing something often passed but not regarded. Of course the ocean, coastline and surf are always worth looking at, and with a camera there is a chance of catching a body in constant flux. This results in a growing collection of images from which several are choosen to go to print. If there is anything you are interested in just get in touch.
Please contact me directly via email or phone.
Phone: 07894 963267
Below are images from a selection of framed original artwork, adjacent to this site there is a 'sleepless ink originals' site that has been created to show work in progress and finished pieces.
The design work undertaken focuses on all things print – brochures, flyers, event posters, business cards, magazine adverts and logo design.