Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
NFASP Member Essex County Council

Lupe Cunha

Painter, photographer and printmaker working in oils and water media.

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Lupe Cunha originates from Brazil, the country which has inspired her use of colour to the present day.


She started her artistic life as a photographer over 40 years ago, first in Chicago in the 70's where she was inspired by the Abstract Expressionists and the frozen waters of Lake Michigan, then moving back to Brazil where she was inspired by the colour work of Helio Oiticica and the mountains and sea of Rio, before finally settling in the UK where artists like John Piper and Patrick Heron continued to inspire her work (and where the milder weather cooled it down somewhat).


Her work continues to be in an abstract, figurative style. The compositions for paintings are usually inspired by her travels, photographs and personal memories.


Since joining Cuckoo Farm, Lupe has been running monthly art workshops. Taking ongoing exhibitions, both local and London-based (at Tate, the RA, etc.), as a starting point, she talks about the artist's style and techniques to inspire participants and then tutors each one independently to help them develop their own work.


For more information about Lupe's workshops, please see visit the What's On page.


For an artist application form, please get in touch.


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I did a BA Fine Art course from 1970 to 1973 at Brighton Polytechnic. I concentrated on experimental art using photography and film. However, after many years I gravitated back to painting and much more recently took up etching. I find etching intriguing in its use of heat and acid and I hope to extend my skills to photo-etching and etching using photo-copies. In a sense my intended use of photographic imagery brings me back to my degree studies. 

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Colchester Art Society Summer Exhibition 2017

15th-29th July

Cuckoo Farm Studios artists are among those exhibiting paintings, prints and sculpture in ...

Debbie Ayles - Glimpses of Architecture

A new exhibition, Glimpses of Architecture, featuring work by Cuckoo Farm associate artist Debbie Ayles.


Ruth Philo - Paint Ground

A new exhibition, Paint Ground, featuring work by Cuckoo Farm tenant Ruth Philo.


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