Creative Life

Lechelle Calderwood, Artist

My Story

Since I was young, I’ve wanted to capture and share the beauty I see around me. As a kid watching fireworks on the fourth of July, I remember being in awe of what I was seeing. I tried to keep the beauty that I saw in the sky by putting it on paper. So I drew and kept drawing: sunsets, animals, fairytales, my family, myself.

I went to school to study art and graduated magna cum laude from The University of Tulsa with a BA in Art History and a BFA in Art (emphasis in graphic design). I designed for many years. Now I create illustrations and teach design at a community college. I am a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). I wrote and illustrated Echo & the Most Beautiful Butterfly to tell a story about an imaginary world. Go see for yourself!