C.R.Y. Colored Pencil Art
Greetings! My name is Charlotte (Char).
I became a licensed practical nurse in 1979, and worked in
home care for the last 20 years. I have always loved to draw,
ever since I was a child. I did a couple of oil paintings
in the '80s, but other than that, my artistic talent was dormant
while I raised 4 sons. In the last part of 2006, I had to
stop working due to health issues, so I retired from my nursing
job. This gave me plenty of time on my hands, and I renewed
my lifelong love of art. I had never tried colored pencil,
and portraits that I had seen inspired me to give it a try.
I started out by doing a drawing for 2 of my sons as Christmas
gifts. Then, family members started asking me to do portraits
for them. Eventually, I was doing portraits for family, friends,
and members of my church. During this time, I regularly interacted
with other artists, and received critique of my drawings on
an artists' website. This is where I learned more about doing
colored pencil portraits, and my work improved immensely.