Lee Steadman is an artist and educator best known for his watercolor paintings. He has worked for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society. His illustrations have been featured in publications by TV personality Fred Rogers, Readers Digest and many other pubications. Steadman captures scenes of nature on his farm studio in McKean, PA. He has wandered through many snowstorms with his father, his children and now their children.
Chanda is originally from the Philadelphia area. She currently lives in Chicago where she works as a designer, creating experiences and services for clients in a range of industries. Her work draws on research and a passion for understanding people and their stories. Chanda holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Mother Beach is her first illustration project.
A long time resident artist for the Erie Arts Council, travels among grade schools and conducts workshops that infuse various forms of art, music, dance, and theatre into education. Born of Afrikaans decent, she holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Orange Free State in South Africa. Clarabelle also toured Europe as a cellist for The Free State Orchestra and was awarded a South African Grammy for most popular CD. She is the Founder of the London Puppet Theatre and winner of many international awards including the Perry Cumberland Excellence in Puppetry Award.
Mark Weber’s work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times; The Washington Post; Cricket; Rolling Stone; The Wall Street Journal; Highlights for Children; The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune to name a few. He recently illustrated the 50th anniversary edition of Little Toot and the Lighthouse. His paintings can be found in both galleries and private collections in North America and Europe. An Erie, Pennsylvania native, he lives and works in Southern New Jersey with his wife, Chris and stepdaughter, Kelsie.