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Painter, Writer, Photographer

Hello, welcome. I’m Catherine, a visual artist living on the Colvend Coast in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.


I explore nature reserves and biodiverse habitats as a painter, writer and photographer taking a closer look at the landscapes from within.


This site is where I share my work, ideas and process, so please enjoy taking a look around.  You can also visit me at my studio in Kirkcudbright.

8. February – 28. February 2022. 

Surface. Solo exhibition. The Briggait. 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ.

Open weekdays 9am – 5pm Tel: 0141 553 5890

Borders Art Fair

25. March – 27. March 2022. Preview 6pm-9pm Thursday 24th March.

https://www.bordersartfair.com Wasps stand.

Spring Fling

 2. June – 5. June 2022 https://www.spring-fling.co.uk

Studio 7, Wasps_ Studios, 117 High St, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG.

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. 

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.

Temporarily Closed

The online shop is temporarily closed during exhibitions

Work available for sale from:

Spring Fling Open Studios, 2nd – 5th June 2022

by appointment from Studio 7, Wasps Studios, Kirkcudbright. Contact

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!