Kallie Cheves is a mother, artist, and art educator who lives in Bulverde, Texas with her husband and 2 sons. She received her B.A. in Studio Art from Trinity University and her M.F.A. in Studio Art from UTSA. Cheves is an art teacher at Capt. Mark T. Voss Middle School. She has exhibited her artwork extensively in Texas, nationally, and in Cork, Ireland. Her art involves photographic installations that hold deep roots in surrealism. Cheves also writes and illustrates children’s picture books using hand-cut paper miniature creatures. She enjoys weaving science with myth and lore to encourage social-emotional conversations between children and their caregivers.