Teddy Kalonga Haight is a Washington-based artist whose work celebrates peace, diversity and the beauty of nature. Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Teddy grew up making art and working with local artists at the Mwalimu Nyerere Cultural Center, Nyumba ya Sanaa. Teddy's work is inspired by East African art traditions, such as Tingatinga, with her own unique visual style and American perspective. Teddy enjoys teaching and making art with children, making cartoons, and painting portraits. Teddy proudly lives in Lynnwood, WA with her husband and three children.