Cooper studied at Newport College of Art and Florence University.
A love of gardening and plants in general led her to take
up painting full time after her children went to school.
She has since exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society
and won many medals, the most recent being a Silver Gilt for
a collection of Dianthus.
has also exhibited widely throughout Britain including the
Tryon and Swann Gallery, Malcom Innes' Gallery, the SBA and
at Kew in London, and at other exhibitions in Birmingham with
the RBSA and at the Botanical Gardens.
work is represented in the Dr Shirley Sherwood collection
of Contemporary Botanical Artists, and photographs are held
in the Bridgeman Art
Library in London.
She has designed tablemats and other products for Lady Clare,
many different designs for Padblocks, bridge playing cards
for Waddingtons, and has even painted a pub sign.
She has also produced many postcards
and cards with designs of flowers, fruit and vegetables.
of Alison's work are private commissions. For details see
the last ten years she has been a regular Artist in Residence
at Nature in Art near
Gloucester, and she gives regular workshops there and at home.