About Coko


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Artist, Gardener, Goat Wrangler

Coko Brown

Coko Brown is a forth generation native San Diegan.  As a child she was fortunate to visit the Julian area regularly with her family.  Her love of the area took her out of the city to live and pursue her art aspirations in nature. 

Eclectic in both her media as well as subject matter, Coko paints in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. She paints on wood panels, canvas, paper, and guitars – as a musician she enjoys blending the two creative forms.  Her subject matter includes  landscape, portrait and still life, painted in a variety of genres that include realism, impressionism, expressionism as well as abstraction.

Coko has participated in many group shows and solo exhibitions in San Diego and Los Angeles over the years.    Although self-taught, Coko continuously pursues her artistic growth, both in knowledge and skill, through participation in formal and informal workshops, as well as collaboration with other artists.  See Coko's art on her painting pages.


Music is another one of Coko's passions.  She is a vocalist who plays guitar and bass as well as some indigenous flutes.  Coko works solo as well as in several groups.  She is versed in a variety of genres and can be found performing though-out San Diego County and beyond.  Listen to some clips of Coko's music on her music page.  

Additionally, Coko is a Certified Master Gardener.  She participates in many activities with the San Diego Master Gardener's Association as well as being a member of the California Native Plant Society, the Pacific Horticultural Society and the National Wildlife Federation.

Coko lives with her husband Tim, thier dog Ellie Mae, 4 Miniature Silky Fainting goats and a small flock of chickens on 2  1/2 Acres in Santa Ysabel, Ca.  They have worked the land for the past 10 years, literally from the ground up, starting with regenerating the soil.  Employing various modalities they are bringing the land back to it's native state.  You can read more about this and other gardening projects in the gardening pages on this site.



Our Goats

Coko and Tim have a small herd of Miniature Silky Fainting Goats.  These family pets also have a job in the community.  The are therapy goats and go out to visit children as well as seniors, many of whom suffer from Dementia and Alzheimers.  Read more about these amazing creatures on the goat pages.