Karen Cooper

Originally from California, and then Santa Fe, New Mexico, Karen moved to Kerrville, Texasin 2012.  Every time Karen moves east she finds more “west” to paint. 

For over 16 years, Karen has exhibited all over the West, winning many fans and accolades. Her work has been included in the permanent collections of the Booth Western Art Museum, the Pearce Museum and the Greeley Stampede.

Karen is well known for action and movement in her paintings, as well as the drama of the negative space that is her signature.  She is especially recognized for her equine paintings. In her paintings, a collector has the best of the abstract in the negative space, but also the best of realism in the actual subject.  Add Karen’s eye for color, and you have a true one-of-a-kind creation of real people and animals frozen for a split second from an actual event. 

Trail Mix


17" x 19"



Rein Dance


18" x 18"