ABOUT DARREN COOLS

  • My name is Darren Cools. I am an illustrator, writer, designer, and graphic recorder. I love children’s and young adult books, long walks, good art, rainy days and bookstores. I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife Anna, and our three children.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I want to face the hard, true, funny, sad, scary things; describe the kind, mean, and in-between people; illustrate the layers of experience and daydream that shape who we are.