Judi Calhoun grew up loving art and
books. While living in California, she studied Art and
English at Palomar College in San Marcos, She studied
the pure contour method working under award-winning
Children’s book illustrator Michael Sternagle and
learned portrait work under the tutelage of portrait
illustrator Steven Miller.
Since moving back to New Hampshire,
Judi has successfully taught a variety of Art workshops
for people of all ages. Judi has designed book covers
and created one-of-a-kind, repurposed journals for
artists and writers and sold them on ETSY.
Judi was the winner of the Artist
Innovation Award for 2009 by Art Works, NH and was
commissioned twice to create a cancellation stamp for the
US Postal Service.
Judi Calhoun is the author of Ancient
Fire. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies
such as the popular pulp fiction, Love Free or Die
in the Granite State, as well as Live Free and
Ride in the Granite State. Also, the Horror
anthology Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and
Mummification; Bugs; Tales that
Slither, Creep and Crawl; and Black Cat
Anthology. She is currently working on a new YA
novel, Dragon Girl.
Judi is a proud member of The
Berlin Writers Group (BWG), Society of Children’s Book
Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and lifetime Press
Photographer and Correspondent for American Image Press
Magazine (AIPM ).
If I could find the sum total of
“me” and “my world” using just two words they would be,
“Fantasy” and “Happiness.” In spite of the tragedy of
life, I look for things that make me smile, laugh or
Like so many other creative
artists, I craft from my mind and not my fingers. I find
it easy to make that mental shift from the left to the
right hemisphere. That’s where the fairies, elves and
small animal’s sashay from my paintbrush, saturating the
fibers of my handmade paper with their whimsical smiles.
— Judi A. Calhoun
To learn more about Judi Calhoun,
ETSY -- Sleepy Mouse Design.
on Arches Bruce has becoming forgetful lately. He
ever grabbed the wrong hat.
on Arches She came from the forest to dance with
the butterflies in the open grassy field.
In the Balance – Mixed Media Prevailing treacherous eclipse
between life and destruction.
Watercolor on Arches Perfect sleep, not one
thought of hungry cats or metal, cheese-laden traps.