District Chapter 109
Metro Washington DC
Gallery: Gloria Callahan, CPSA                                     www.gloriacallahan.com                               

Jamestown Sea Captain
24 in X 18 in
A Red Show Evening
11 in X 14 in
Sisterly Bond
24 in X 18 in
"Florentine Columns” on Travertine Marble
18 in X 18 in
All Stacked Up
16 in X 12 in
Backlit Watermelon
10 in X 20 in

Born in a small steel town in western Pennsylvania, Gloria like many children loved making art.  Becoming a young wife and mother didn’t stop her from pursuing creative outlets to beautify her home.  She chose an education in accounting in order to help provide for their 3 sons and did so for 20 years.  Her artistic mediums included ceramics, fiber, acrylics, oil, watercolor and her most loved colored pencil.  In 2000 she became a production watercolorist for Old World Prints in their hand colored line, and has been licensed by them to print many of her original colored pencil paintings.

Gloria has shown her vibrant colored pencil paintings both Nationally and Internationally as well as locally in Virginia and has won various awards in many of the juried shows she has been accepted into Gloria is a signature member of the National Colored Pencil Society (CPSA) & it’s local chapter DC209. Locally she is a member of the Central VA Plein Air Painters and the Bon Air Artists Association where she has held many board positions.  Her work has been published in: Northlight Book’s “Strokes Of Genius Vol. 6”; the May 2014 issue of Colored Pencil Magazine for her article, “Plein Air With Colored Pencil”; the 2012 December issue of CP Magazine, and the 2010 book “Best of Worldwide Artists - Charcoal, Pastel & Pencil Vol. I” 
Gloria is also an artist in residence at the Crossroads Art Center where her paintings are on exhibit and may be purchased at West End Gallery in Richmond, VA and online at Xanadu Gallery, in Scottsdale, AZ.  You may also view her art at her website:  www.gloriacallahan.com

Artist's Statement
Finding Colored Pencil in 2005 as a fine art media fed my desire for luminosity of color and ability to convey detail.  I have been captivated by what can be achieved with this media and exploring the many surfaces that suit it’s varied subject matter. Striving for a painterly appearance in my renderings is my main goal along with doing honor to my subject matter.  Teaching workshops in the mideast and ongoing classes in my studio help me to share what can be done with colored pencil.

District Chapter 109
Metro Washington DC