Window view of a portrait of a young woman, by Tom Root, with a view to the main gallery beyond.

Rooted in primitive origins and steeped in tradition, drawing remains a modern language and a catalyst for innovation. In that spirit, Cooper & Smith Gallery emphasizes oil painters nationwide whose work is informed by drawing-based disciplines.

With 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, the gallery offers the best in contemporary fine art. We showcase a full range of genres and styles, from realism to abstraction, in our commitment to assist experienced and new collectors alike. Located at the head of Main Street in historic Essex, Connecticut, Cooper & Smith is just off the I-95 corridor, mid-way between Boston and New York City and bisecting the main artery between Newport and Greenwich.