Katherine Cudney


Katherine began making art in her early childhood – something that can be said of many of today’s
working artists. Throughout her career as a television production design assistant with PBS and 20 years
as a Screen Actors Guild stuntwoman in motion pictures, and then enjoying her role as a fulltime
homemaker and mother, she continued to create and exhibit her art in the New York Metropolitan area.
When she moved to the Southwest with her husband and son, she went to college for her BA in Human
Development with a concentration in Creative Arts. She proceeded to earn a Master’s Degree in
Transformative Arts with the view towards sharing a therapeutic art practice with Seniors living with
dementia and providing artistic therapies in palliative care settings.
After living in Arizona for nearly twenty years, this award winning artist passionately portrays the iconic
Mountain Empire and Sonoita Grasslands that she calls home. Katherine says of her recent works “I have
lately been fascinated by the effects of light on form. I’m learning to minimize details in favor of color
mood and shapes, an artistic sensibility no doubt resulting from the many nuances uniquely present in
the lifestyles and landscapes of the west.”
In 2022, Katherine opened Colibrí Art Studio and Gallery in Patagonia, AZ where she displays most of her
own paintings. She has acquired a loyal following of collectors and produces several commissioned
pieces each year. Her artworks have been recognized by the US Department of the Interior, the
Smithsonian Institute’s Museums on Main Street, the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, Office
of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, and the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo,
among others. Regionally, her works have been selected for the Empire 100, and the Mountain Oyster
Club Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale

Artwork to be Showcased