Born in 1973 in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Karie-Ann Cooper is surrounded by nature and wildlife which constantly inspire her artistic nature. She has an obsession with fine and intricate detail which enables her to create very complex and life-like animal paintings in pastel.
Self-taught, her art journey began after drawing her parents dogs in graphite as a last minute Christmas present which was such well received gift, she was requested to create a new drawing every birthday, Christmas and anniversary. This led to her experimenting with coloured pencils which was a successful move but it was only after discovering pastels that her art took on a life of it’s own.
She loves getting lost in a painting, each one becomes an epic piece to conquer and as such they can take many, many hours to complete but the sense of satisfaction is what spurs her on and the creation of a scene which is captured forever as a painting. As her animal and pastel paintings have become a passion and proven very popular for pet owners and wildlife art collectors, she entered several art competitions being named as Society for All Artists Amateur Artist of the Year 2013 and a finalist in the Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year 2013, both of her placed paintings were exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London.