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.

I have done many commissioned portraits, and I hope that you will browse through my gallery, read testimonials from past clients, and take a look at my reasonable prices. My specialties include drawings of Jesus, and portraits of men and women in the military (deceased or still serving). As well as people portraits, I do pet portraits, specifically dogs and cats.

After you have seen my work and my prices, if you would like to inquire about having a portrait done, please contact me via the link below or on my price list page. Also take some time to check out my links page to see some of the websites I frequent and the websites of my family.

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