Anna Koska | I Do A Lot Of Things Badly

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Anna Koska
I Do A Lot Of Things Badly

Food Illustrator 

DO Wales 2016
Running time: 13m 57s

Filed in: Creativity

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“My best planning and execution in my head of ideas happen when I am wearing a cloak of sweat and am sifting mud through my socks.”

Anna is a published freelance food illustrator of some 25 years, and to date has illustrated in excess of 100 books. As well as book illustration, Anna regularly receives commissions from chefs, authors, and restauranteurs for food and botanical art.

Having been discouraged from taking art beyond the school classroom, but inspired by the words of her Grandfather “If you have a talent, it is your duty to polish it every day.” she felt compelled to return to it some years later. As such she is entirely self-taught.

She lives in East Sussex, with her husband and three children. Along with her illustrating business, she grows an overly ambitious quantity of veg, cares for three hives, two pigs, and chickens; she forests runs, cycles and is rather fervent in her efforts to supply the family with homemade ‘everything’.