Ann's Colored Pencil News & Stuff!

“Drawn to the Wild”– A Solo Exhibition of Drawings

by Kate Jenvey In my hometown of Benalla,  north-east of the state of Victoria, Australia, I am fortunate to have a wonderful regional art gallery that is located on the banks of a picturesque lake. It is home to a wonderful, permanent collection of fine art. The Benalla Art Gallery (pictured above) comes under the directive of the local council... View more

February Showcase - Colored Pencil Artwork

I'm always so thrilled by the talent we come across in the colored pencil community. Two artists featured in the February 2017 issue of COLOR Magazine Showcase were kind enough to share a little bit more about the pieces we published this month. Enjoy reading! - Ann Gone Fishin'by Vickie Lawrence12" x 18"Own photo reference Still life is a relatively new... View more

A Learning (and Teaching) Pleasure - Super Workshops

For twenty years, I’ve taught my 2-day Portraits in Colored Pencil Workshop and I get excited and anxious before every single one. I love teaching. Love, love, love everything about it! But a few years back, I got a yearning to go a little deeper. I came up with the idea of a 5-day super intense workshop with a small number... View more

The Pencil Box - Featured Artists - February 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 at the bottom of this post for our Facebook group partners - join in the fun and your artwork could... View more
The Treasure Map of Life by Karina Griffiths

The Treasure Map of Life by Karina Griffiths

Karina is among 29 artists featured in DRAW Portraits in Colored Pencil - the best selling bible of step by step CP portraits, edited by Ann Kullberg. We are delighted to share her story about inspiration and art below. My mum used to say “charity begins at home.” My old art teacher used to say “inspiration begins within.” What does all... View more
And So, I Keep Drawing.

And So, I Keep Drawing.

by Jesse Lane "Gravity" by Jesse Lane. One of the five pieces lost in a fire last month. From time to time, I think we all wonder what it would be like to lose a piece of art. Last month, I lost five pieces, which combined took a total of over 1,000 hours to create.    My first solo show had... View more
Coloured Pencil Milestone in Malaysia

Coloured Pencil Milestone in Malaysia

The following story was submitted by Sharon Kow and is published with permission. Sharon shares her experience as the first colored pencil artist to be featured in a major art show in Malaysia - The Langkawi Art Biennale!! A huge milestone for Sharon and colored pencils as a medium in the fine art world. Enjoy reading! - Ann   The... View more
Workshop Cruises rock!

Workshop Cruises rock!

12 years ago we held our very first Colored Pencil Workshop Cruise to Mexico. We had two dozen fun-loving participants and everyone had such a blast that week on board that we've continued to hold two cruise workshops a year since 2004. Our Alaskan Workshop Cruise next May will be our 24th colored pencil cruise! The Alaskan Cruise starts in... View more