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 artist bio 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 
Cali Ward:
Mom by day, Illustrator by night


Calista Ward (Cali) is a busy mom of two handsome boys, a rambunctious little girl and another on the way. She is a wife of her best friend and supporter. She grew up in a small town in southern Idaho. Cali always loved art and drawing growing up. Her parents were always so encouraging and credits them for helping her pursue her dream of being an artist. She received her bachelor's degree with an emphasis in children's illustration in 2009 and later worked in marketing while still developing her illustration and painting skills. 


Cali has been with Wendy Lynn & Co. since 2011, working mainly on educational children's illustrations. Clients include Compass Media, Heinemann, and Mcgraw Hill Education as well as self-published clients. 



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