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Judi Calhoun


Mushroom Fairy—Watercolor on Arches Perhaps one day when she is older, she too will fall in love with a caterpillar.


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 dance.

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

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Magical ManWatercolor on Arches Bruce has becoming forgetful lately. He ever grabbed the wrong hat.

Crimson RedWatercolor on Arches She came from the forest to dance with the butterflies in the open grassy field.

In the BalanceMixed Media Prevailing treacherous eclipse between life and destruction.

Sleepy Mouse— Watercolor on Arches Perfect sleep, not one thought of hungry cats or metal, cheese-laden traps.


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Magical Man

Crimson Red

In the Balance

Sleepy Mouse

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