Katherine Cooper

Katherine is an international award-winning nature artist and passionate environmentalist

Katherine Cooper

Katherine Cooper‘s work is dedicated
to raising awareness for our wildlife
and their habitats.

Much of Katherine’s life has been spent living on Bass Strait Islands, Tasmania, surrounded by wild seas and abundant subject matter.  Her passion for Island life, wild places and in particular seabirds, resulted in a six month art residency on Shetland – a group of 100 islands nestling in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.

During the course of many island beach walks over many years it became increasingly obvious that plastic debris was becoming a major environmental issue.  It was during this time in Shetland and speaking with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) about the increasing threat to seabirds – puffins, fulmars etc  – from ingestible plastic waste, the enormity of this issue became clearly apparent.

Creating greater community awareness of this enormous problem has become a priority in her work resulting in the formation of the art/science collaborative group ‘Vanishing Point‘ in 2015.

Recent Awards
International Society of Animal Artists, Finalist, International Artists Online Exhibition.
International Society of Animal Artists, Finalist, Hiram Blauveldt Art Museum, New Jersey USA
International Society of Animal Artists,  Finalist and Certificate of Excellence 59th Juried Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas USA 2019
National Holmes Art Prize, Qld – Award of Excellence 2019
Winner of the Wrest Point People’s Choice Award 2017
Winner of the National Holmes Art Prize 2015 and Finalist in 2016
Finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist 2011/12

Signature Member – Society of Animal Artists USA
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
Salamanca Arts Centre

Art Tutor and Art Workshops
Grampians Brushes
Raptor Refuge of Tasmania
Salamanca Arts Centre

Solo exhibitions by Katherine Cooper at Salamanca Arts Centre include:
Skymasters (2021)
Original Works & Limited Edition Prints (2021)
Island Connections (2019)
Avian (2018)
Per Mare (By Sea) (2016)
Untitled (2008)


Image Credit: Katherine Cooper, Out to Lunch – Shy Albatross