art to make you smile

Welcome to Primrose Cottage Art, a place to discover joyful artwork and inspiring creative experiences.

Primrose Cottage Art is the studio of Emma Cooper, a mixed media artist based in Lichfield in the West Midlands. From small works on paper to large canvases, Emma’s colourful and versatile artworks are inspired by and celebrate nature and the changing seasons.

“Hello, I’m Emma. As long as I can remember I have loved to draw, paint and make things; I simply can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of my life. I fit in time for my art around caring for my two young children who are both enthusiastic artists themselves and love to get involved.

After studying Illustration at the University of the West of England, I worked in Arts Management for 10 years, where I was lucky to be involved with many inspiring community and arts education projects. This has instilled in me a strong belief that everyone can make and enjoy art, and that creativity can be a magical way of bringing people together and spreading a little happiness. 

I grew up in rural Wiltshire and my fascination with the colours and patterns of natural world provides endless inspiration for my art. In my spare time you will usually find me outside in my garden or allotment where I love to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables.”