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artist , illustrator

Shirley Ruth Cooper, artist, illustrator. Volunteer, gallery committee Snohomish County Arts Council, Everett, since 1994. Member Northwest Pastel Society.

Background

Cooper, Shirley Ruth was born on June 6, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Omer and Thelma Ruth (Gunn) Henderson.

Education

Associate of Arts in Commercial Art, Everett (Washington) Community College, 1973. Bachelor in Human Services, Western Washington University, 1976. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Illustration, Cornish College of the Arts, 1994.

Career

Counseling intern Children's Resource Center, Snohomish County Mental Health, Everett, 1975-1976. Teachers aide Everett School District, 1976-1979. Home base educator Head Start, Everett, 1983-1984.

Family advisory Snohomish County Head Start, Edmonds, Washington, 1984-1986. South district director Pilchuck Area Council Campfire, Everett, 1986-1987. Family life instructor Everett Community College, 1988-1991.

Private practice artist and illustrator Everett, since 1994. With Earthworks Galleries, Oregon.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Works exhibited in shows at Artistree Gallery, Bothell, Everett Center for the Arts, Greater Marysville Artists Guild, 1995, Artsplash '95, 1995, Evergreen State Fair, 1995, Spring Into Monroe, 1996, 97, Greater Marysville Artists Guild, 1996, Northwest Pastel Society, 1996, Burien Gallery, 1997, Edmonds Arts Festival, 1997, Arts Council Snohomish County, 1997, Arts of the Terrace, 1997, others.

Membership

Volunteer, gallery committee Snohomish County Arts Council, Everett, since 1994. Member Northwest Pastel Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Plein air painting, teaching, gardening, reading, writing.

Connections

Married Melvin C. Monk, August 30, 1986. Children: Geoffrey Donovan Cooper, Jules Mason Cooper.

father:
Omer Henderson

mother:
Thelma Ruth (Gunn) Henderson

spouse:
Melvin C. Monk

children:
Geoffrey Donovan Cooper

Jules Mason Cooper