Toni Jo Coppa
I make psychologically dark sculptures and paintings, and find great joy in doing so.
Job Artist / The Artist Studio Building
Lives In Portland
I am an artist that basks in the darker side of life. Maybe a visual Stephen King? I am influenced by my love of animals, nature and psychology.
Why did you choose Portland? Portland is perfect! The ocean, the city and the forest - all within 10 minutes of each other. The best of every scenario!
What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Take the ferry to Peaks Island or Long Island and/or walk around Old Port, Back Cove or First Friday Art Walk.
What's the most surprising thing about this city? For me the most surprising thing was the amount of great restaurants to choose from.
Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Congress street!
I love exploring, entertaining, laughing, connecting with people, and getting my hands dirty.
My work is collected both locally and internationally. I've been educating art students in New England since the Millennium.