Koosje KoeneAmsterdam, NoordHolland, NL
As a kid in Holland, Koosje Koene drew all the time… and she never stopped.
She went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. When she realized there was a lot more to explore she followed her passion for cooking, and worked as a chef for a few years. Eventually her love of drawing and painting took over and she became an illustrator and began blogging and teaching online drawing classes.
Koosje is co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, an online video-based art school and community designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling.
Koosje just loves to make things. With her sweet sense of humor and wild enthusiasm she combines the things that she loves most: food and art.
The TDAC team put together a wonderful collection of Koosje's illustrated recipes in a fabulous book: "Food Ink." Go to the TDAC shop to get your copy!
Maps By Koosje Koene
In October I am traveling to Greece, to teach a group of artists how to fill their travel sketchbooks. How fun that you came up with a Greek theme this month! I am really excited about the trip, and to prepare a little for it, I have illustrated highlights of each day of the trip.