Cat Coulson Art

Welcome! I have decided to expand my website to make a Virtual Studio – a new way to connect online as an alternative to visiting so you can have a look at what I am up to! The links are all along the top navigation bar.

For those who haven’t met me before, I’m Catherine Coulson, a visual artist living on the Colvend Coast in Dumfries & Galloway, with a studio in Kirkcudbright. I make paintings, photographs, poetry and write essays about the nature reserves and biodiverse habitats where I draw inspiration from.

2021 Exhibitions

Wasps Kirkcudbright Artists, 10 Years On.

Kirkcudbright Galleries, 10 Years On – Saturday 10th July – Sunday 28th November. 

Physical exhibition celebrating 10 years of Wasps Kirkcudbright Artists. Mitchell Gallery, Kirkcudbright Galleries, St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4AA.

Wasps Kirkcudbright Artists Digital Exhibition  from 10th July – 31st August.

Partner exhibition to ’10 Years On’ with online access featuring separate works. Digital Opening 9. July @

photograph of a gouache painting 'Sphagnum and sundew, Kirkconnell Flow' by Catherine Coulson © 2019

Find out about the ways I work to protect the sensitive habitats I spend time in, ideas for making art in a more sustainable way, and the environmentally conscious materials and suppliers I use. 


Find out about the research aspect of my work. Read about the beautiful diverse habitats and nature reserves of Dumfries and Galloway and the species that inhabit them. The nature reserves project started as a resource for me to gather together all the information that I had found about the reserves I work in, as well as sharing my photographs and observations from many visits. New material is added as I work my way through identifying species and complete essays about different reserves.

Have a look at the process of beginning new work for the series PATINA

During lockdown, my studio was closed, so I had to get inventive with limited materials. Adapting to different ways of working can be a great way to experiment and get creative with new ideas. I have been making test pieces and paintings exploring surface and patina; layering, under-printing and building up texture with different materials and paints.

I have decided to blog directly on my website, giving a platform for a place to share things as they happen, a bit like a combined social media feed with a bit of writing, some poetry, photographs and what I am working on in the studio.

A place to record short field notes and to share my surroundings, explorations and ideas with you. 

Temporarily Closed

The online shop is temporarily closed during physical and digital exhibitions

Wasps Kirkcudbright Artists, 10 Years On.

Work available for sale from:

Kirkcudbright Galleries exhibition, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway from Saturday 10th July – Sunday 28th November 

Wasps digital exhibition from 10th July – 31st August 

& Wasps Shop online

Join the conversation!

Head over to the Cat Coulson Art chatroom on Element to say hi … 

A place to chat about art, nature and beyond!