The Centipede who Couldn't Tie His Shoes
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Maria Koch (pronounced "cook") is an illustrator who creates artwork for children. Her favorite medium is watercolor.
Maria illustrated "The Centipede Who Couldn't Tie His Shoes" by Karen Dobyns OTD OTR/L and has had work published by Highlights Press. She is an active member of SCBWI and in 2018 was a recipient of an SCBWI Illustration mentorship with illustrator Deb Gross.
Maria is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point where she studied mathematics and biology. She lives in central Wisconsin with her husband. They have three grown children, one grandchild, and one grandchild on the way! When she's not drawing or painting, Maria loves the outdoors and working on puzzles of any kind.
Please feel free to contact her at MariaKochArt@gmail.com
Live in Central Wisconsin
3 grown children
Likes nature, hiking, puzzles of all kinds
Past Work Includes
Hidden Pictures puzzles, published by Highlights Press
Education & Affiliations
Graduated from UWSP - studied Math (Mathematics) and Biology
Monthly Subscriber & participant:
School of Visual Storytelling (SVSlearn.com)
Mark Mitchell's Guest Group Critique
School of Visual Storytelling
SVSlearn.com Many Classes
Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Books
with Mira Reisburg at the Children's Book Academy - (web banner)
Make your Marks and Splashes
children’s book illustration course by Mark Mitchell
Local Watercolor classes
Recipient of a 2018 Illustration Mentorship with Deb Gross
Works predominantly in watercolor.