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