McLean Fletcher

McLean Fletcher is an artist, actor, and dancer based out of Washington DC.

She has been painting since she was two and can’t think of anything that makes her happier.

McLean is featured in galleries and written up in the Curatorial: Volume 2, a worldwide publication as an emerging contemporary artist.

When Cheryl approached McLean about this project, she was inspired by the beautiful brevity and simplicity of the poetry, as well as its authentic childlike voice. While creating the illustrations for “Resilience,” McLean imagined the children themselves writing the poems and making paintings as a way to cope with the immense hardships they faced. The results? Stunning and inspirational oil paints that bring the poems to life.

McLean hopes to change the world through her art in Resilience.

You can more examples of her work on her website,