A Hoboken NJ native, Katherine Cudney retired from a professional motion picture stunt career in order to raise a family and embrace her artistic passions, full-time. She earned a masters degree in Transformative Arts with the view towards sharing a therapeutic art practice with Seniors living with dementia.
Now living in Arizona for nearly twenty years, the award-winning wildlife, equine, and human/nature artist passionately portrays the iconic Mountain Empire and Sonoita Grasslands that she calls home. Her artworks have been recognized by the US Department of the Interior, the Smithsonian Institute’s Museums on Main Street, the University of Arizonas 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.
Katherines art projects are nearly all private commissions which results in a limited number of artworks available for general sale each year. Though she employs a broad array of styles and approaches, perhaps stretching the boundaries of predictability, her works are consistently honest and authentic, well researched and personally experienced. The results are resoundingly representative of her love for the human/animal/nature/ places of the Great American Southwest. Katherine was voted into the Society of Animal Artists in 2019 and is a proud member of the Portrait Society of America.