Amy Cohas is a botanical illustrator who uses colored pencil and watercolor to create richly detailed art that celebrates the elegance of nature. In her online shop, Amy sells prints and other illustrated goods that add notes of warmth and tranquility to everyday life. She welcomes opportunities to license her work.
Amy graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and got her start in Boston, working late into the night painting spot illustrations for children's workbooks and designing holiday gift wrap and gift bags. Her day job was on the production staff of a newspaper company — she got by on lots and lots of coffee. Later came stints in advertising and printed textile design.
Amy, her husband, and their three daughters, have lived in New York City, London, and Hong Kong. They are glad to have settled in her hometown on Long Island, New York, not far from pebbly beaches and the vineyards and rural beauty of Long Island's North Fork.
Photo by Jennifer Barnes Eliot