art of the imaginary tale


Artist information and links for getting in touch

Photo by Leah Hedberg

Photo by Leah Hedberg


Joanna Kaufman is an illustrator and book artist from Trout Lake, Washington. Working from a studio along the bank of the White Salmon River, nature is an enduring inspiration and theme in her artwork. Joanna paints primarily in watercolor and gouache, using cotton papers to layer drawings and illustrations with washes of paint. 

Joanna's love for interpreting stories within visual language combined with her knowledge of composition and design has allowed her to help businesses and individuals express their stories in creative visual ways, create illustrations for children's books, and bring ideas to life through custom commissioned projects.

Joanna is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators. You can also find her work online in the Directory of Illustration.

For questions about book illustration, image licensing, or art commissions, here's how to get in contact. To shop prints, originals, and more, check out the shop. To stay in touch, please sign up for the studio mailing list.