Lee Hammond is a Kansas City based illustrator, and author. She has been a professional artist, and art instructor for more than 20 years, and a published author for more than a decade with North Light Books out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Lee currently has written more than 15 books on drawing techniques, and has also been a contributing writer for Artist's Magazine.
She now has a private studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches a wide range of artistic techniques. Lee conducts drawing and painting seminars nationwide, as well as offering school lectures and mentoring.
Lee is a certified Police Composite Artist, drawing criminal likeness from witness and victim descriptions. She also creates forensic likenesses of deceased individuals, to aid in identification. She is on call for the Kansas City Metro area Police Departments, and works for the TV show America's Most Wanted.