Judy Koenig is a native Californian and attended California State College at Long Beach as an Art major. She left school in 1962 to raise a family, and for twenty seven years she worked as a cake decorator. In 1988 she finally returned to her passion and took up painting.
In 1996 Judy achieved her Masters of Arts degree. Since 1993 she has been teaching, and for a period, held the position of President of the California Gold Coast Watercolor Society. She is a signature member of Watercolor West, California Gold Coast Watercolor Society, and the Pastel Society Gold Coast. She is represented by Rosenthal Represents for commercial illustration and Haddad Fine Arts.