Photos courtesy of Cooper Bears
When I had the chance to chat via e-mail with Kay Cooper, I found her to be delightful, candid, and totally full of surprises. One of the biggest reveals was that the Western Australian artist, who told me proudly “I love being an Aussie,” was actually born in England. Now residing a world away, Cooper respects her birthplace, but she totally identifies with her adopted homeland. In fact, the more laidback, nature-oriented reputation of being “an Aussie” suits Cooper just fine.