• Get to know Ann Kullberg...
  • Ann was born in Japan. When she was a kid, Ann loved to draw.
  • She grew up and became and English teacher, married and had babies.
  • ... then divorced... with a special-needs baby. Can't work. What to do? She discovered colored pencils and fell in love.
  • She started drawing portraits and then wrote a book.
  • ... And started a magazine! She was unstoppable - kits, books, workshops, cruises!
  • Now Ann teaches all over the world - she's still in love with colored pencils...
  • ... And still loves inspiring you to shine!

We're here to help make your colored pencil art shine!

Recent Articles

Art in Prison
May 26, 2017

by Mike Menius Several years ago, I received a hand written letter from a man who was incarcerated. He had somehow learned that I was serving as chapter president of the Colored Pencil Society of America (San Francisco chapter, which...

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - May 2017
April 30, 2017

Corresponding with the art gallery that is featured each month in Ann Kullberg's COLOR Magazine, The Pencil Box blog series will give artists a bit more space to share insight and inspiration about their colored pencil art. Make sure to check out links...

May 2017 Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork
April 30, 2017

This month, three artists who were featured in the May 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase submitted stories about their artwork for our blog. Read below about their inspiration for each of these interesting subjects. Lantern Painterby Rudy Liskop14" x 23"Own photo referencePaper:...

When Art and History Collide, Something Special Happens
April 10, 2017

The following is a story submitted by artist Pam Gassman and published with permission. Enjoy reading! The Sea Captain's Wife I took my first art lesson at the age of 11. My family moved to Montreal, Canada from Minnesota. At...