McRae Art Studio Welcomes Visiting Artist Noreen Coup

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on March 6, 2015

Noreen Coup


McRae Art Studios, located in Winter Park, Fla., has selected painter Noreen Coup as a Visiting Artist. Coup will work on her art in an individual studio at McRae until June 30, sharing her ideas and techniques with McRae’s artists and learning from them as well.

Coup paints mostly with a palette knife to create dimensional landscapes, seascapes, architectural environments and portraits.

The Orlando resident says she was inspired to begin painting when she lived in Paris in 2000. She has studied art with Timothy Horn, Larry Moore, Victoria Brooks, Dreama Tolle-Perry, Leslie Saeta, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts, Don Sondag, Sally Shisler and other notable artists.

Coup earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Woodbury University and has worked in architecture and interior design for more than 30 years.

McRae instituted the Visiting Artist Program to give selected local, national or international artists a chance to be part of the McRae artist community for three to six months and to stimulate new ideas among member artists.

MCRAE ART STUDIOS, a collective of 21 independent artists founded in 1987, was established to allow member artists to work and mingle and to attract community attention to the area’s outstanding talent. McRae maintains the highest level of artistic accomplishment by bringing artists into the collective by a jury process. It has been home to many nationally recognized artists. Twice a year, McRae hosts Open Houses that attract as many as 2,000 visitors and collectors. For more information:

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