Letha grew up in the Midwest in a home filled with art and with storytelling. She learned early on that putting the two together was key to her creative joy.
While in grad school, Letha noted that each time she was permitted to choose the subject for an illustration assignment, she chose food. It wasn't long before she knew that she is a food illustrator at heart. Her love of cooking and of art have come together to produce a portfolio of award-winning food illustrations that are suitable for the Advertising, Editorial, Branding, and Packaging markets. Her illustrations begin with ideation and concept sketches, then she styles and photographs the reference images which inspire her digital, painterly-yet-realistic work.
Letha Carrico Wood teaches the next generation of talented young artists and designers at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA.
Savoring life in coastal Georgia, Letha divides her time between studio, classroom, kitchen, and gardens.
Interested in working with Letha? She is represented globally by Lemonade Illustration Agency, UK.