Gloria has shown her vibrant colored pencil paintings both Nationally and Internationally as well as in and around the state of Virginia in juried exhibitions. Having won awards for her colored pencil paintings in many of these shows.  Her work has been published in the 2010 book “Best of Worldwide Artists - Charcoal, Pastel & Pencil Vol. I”.  Her painting “English Garden Foxglove” was selected for the 2009’s Annual Calendar, by the online membership.  Gloria has taught a workshop for the Art Educators of PA, and students in the Richmond VA area.  She enjoys speaking to various art groups about her favorite medium, colored pencil and it’s place in a fine art.

She is a member of the National Colored Pencil Society (CPSA) & it’s local chapter DC209, the American Professional Artists League and locally as a member of the Bon Air Artists Association, where she is the Treasurer.  Gloria is also an artist in residence at the Crossroads Art Center where her paintings are on exhibit and may be purchased. 

Like many artists her love of art started in childhood.  She has an Associates degree in Accounting from John Tyler Community College.  Working in accounting for more than 20 years and raising a family occupied her life.  Although she creatively worked with fiber, ceramics and landscaping at home she dreamed of making art.  As Gloria’s  3 sons grew, she finally was able to pursue decorative painting classes.  This led to over 9 years of decorative, mural and faux painting in her free time.

Wanting to make a career change, in midlife she taught herself watercolor skills in order to become a contract colorist for a major art print company.  For eight years Gloria worked for a local art publishing company doing hand colored antique reproduction engravings.  All the while she strived to educate herself in drawing techniques with an emphasis on botanical and portrait art in her free time.  This led to a discovery of colored pencil as a media in 2005.  Falling in love with the control, detail, and realism that can be achieved with this medium. This is where she finds the most joy and is at ease with the process of making art.

Gloria’s colored pencil paintings have been said to resemble oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings.  Striving for a painterly appearance, Gloria’s techniques of layering the pencils and their translucent brilliant results make hers a Fine Art indeed.

She has attended workshops from many internationally known colored pencil artists such as:  2009, Cecile Baird, CPSA; 2009 Pat Averil CPSA;  2008 John Smolko, CPSA;  2008 Carlynne Hershberger, CPSA;  2007 Robert Guthrie, CPSA;  2006 Ann Kulberg;  2006  Linda Lucas Hardy, CPSA;  2006  Tara Belk;  2006 Melissa Miller Nece, CPSA;  2005 Kristy Kutch


2011      2 Woman Show, Cooper Vineyards, Louisa, VA.   Nov. 5 & 6, 2011 

2009      Wellness Village At Starling, Featured Artist,   Richmond,  VA May 2 – June 30.



2012       VA General Assembly - VA Artists Jan. 7-Mar.13, a the VA General Assebly Bldg.,  

                Richmond, VA

2011       Flux Gallery, Ashland, VA Dec. 2 - Dec 31

2011       Colored Pencil Society of America DC Chapter at the

               Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD, Oct. 1

               Nov. 1, 2011

2011       Art Affair Fine Art Festival, Richmond, VA Oct. 15

               & 16, 2011 

2011       Gallery 46, First Universalist Church, Richmond, VA

               Sept. 21-25

2011      Arts Around The Lake, University of Richmond, VA

              Sept. 25,

2011      Virginia Artists 2011 Juried Exhibition, Charles H.

              Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA July 17-August 28

2011      VMRC 8th Annual Art Exhibit, Park Gables Gallery,

              Harrisonburg, VA May 26 - June 30, 2011

2011     14th Annual Celebration Of The Arts

             National Exhibit, Montpelier Center for Arts &

             Education, Montpelier, VA April 30-June 30, 2011

2011     Crossroads Art Center All Media Show Mar. & April

             Richmond, VA

2011     Bon Air Artists Assoc. Annual Member Show, James

             Center Atrium, Richmond, VA March 5th - 25th, 2011

2011     Gallery West 14th National Juried Show, Alexandria,

             VA Feb. 6 – March 6, 2011

2011     VA General Assembly Art Exhibit 2011, Richmond, VA

             Jan. 12 – Feb. 26, 2011

2010     The American Artists Professional League 82nd Grand

             National Exhibition 2010, at the Salmagundi Club, Fifth

             Ave., New York, NY, Nov. 2 - Nov. 12, 2010

2010     Gallery 45, VA Universalist Unitarian Church,

             Richmond, VA, Oct. 20-24, 2010

2010     Art Affair Fine Art Show, Richmond, VA Oct. 16 & 17,

2010     Arts Around the Lake, University of Richmond,

             Richmond, VA Sept. 26th, 2010

2010     VA Artists 2010 Juried Exhibition at Charles H. Taylor

             Arts Center, Hampton, VA, July 18th – Aug. 29th

2010     Montpelier Center for Arts & Education 13th Annual

             Celebration of the Arts Regional Show, Montpelier, VA

            April 24-June 30

2010     Art Spark at Innsbrook, Richmond, VA April 22-24th

2010     Gateway To Art, Powhatan, VA April 11th

2010     Bon Air Artists Assoc. Annual Members Show, James

             Center Atrium, Richmond, VA March 6-24th

2009     Art Affair, Stoney Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA


2009     Gallery 44, VA Universalist Unitarian Church,

             Richmond, VA 10/14/09

2009    CPSA 17th International Annual Exhibition, Jacqueline

            Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA July 9 –

            August 29, 2009.

2009     Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, 12th Annual

             Celebration of the Arts, National Exhibit, Montpelier.

             VA, April 25 – June 29

2009      Bon Air Artists Assoc., Annual Members Show, James

              Center Atrium, Richmond, VA, March 7-28

2009      Gateway To Art, Powhatan, VA March 1.

2008      Crossroads Art Center All Media Show Nov. & Dec.,

              Richmond, VA

2008      Art Affair, Stoney Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA

2008      Gallery 43, Richmond, VA

2008      CPSA International Annual Exhibition, Washington

              State Convention Center Gallery, Seattle, WA July 2 -

              Sept. 29, 2008

2008      Fort Clifton Arts Festival, Colonial Heights, VA

2008      Bon Air Artists Assoc. Annual Member Show,

              James Center Atrium, Richmond, VA, March


2011       Festival of The Grape, Fine Arts Of Powhatan,

               Powhatan, VA Oct. 22nd

2010      “Traveling to Europe”  Capitol One Corporate Center,

              Broad St., Richmond, June-Aug.

2010       Art Awards, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA, June

               12 & 13th with BAAA.

2009       5800 Gallery at Suitable for Framing, A Splash of

               Tuscany Show, 5800 Grove Ave., Richmond, VA


2007       “String Art,” group exhibition, Richmond Symphony

               Orchestra,  SunTrust Center, 919 East Main St.,

               Richmond, VA


2007-2009    Old World Prints, LTD has contracted the licensing of some of my original art as giclee prints

2000-2008 Old World Prints, LTD, Watercolorist for their hand colored antique reproduction engravings


2011     Brandon Kitt

2010     Pat & Steve Taylor

2010     Mary Jane Oneil

2010     Wilma Bradner

2009     Marti Franks

2009     Allen and Ann Marie Williams

2008     Timothy Goad

2007     Marcia & Harry Thalhimer

2000     Mrs. Julia McClellan Beckwith


2011     Honorable Mention for “Spring Thaw” VA Artists

             Exhibit at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton,


2010     Third Place  for “Reflections of the Savannah P.D.” 13th

             Annual Celebration for the Arts, Montpelier Center for

             Arts & Education

2010     Third Place for “Reflections of the Savannah P.D.”

             BAAA Annual Member Show

2009     Selected “English Garden Foxglove” as April for 2009 in

             the Calendar, by online forum


2008     First Place “Drawing, Etching & Pastels” Art Affair,

             Richmond, VA

2008     Award of Excellence, Fort Clifton Arts                

             Festival, Colonial Heights, VA


2010     Best of Worldwide Artists Working in Charcoal, Pastel

             & Pencil Volume 1; Kennedy Publishing

2009 2009 Art Calendar (April)

2008     Spring Sales Catalog, Old World Prints. LTD

2007     String Art 2007 Richmond Magazine (September)

2007     Fall Sales Catalogue, Old World Prints, LTD


2010     Bon Air Artists Assoc.  “Colored Pencil Painting”

2009     Pennsylvania Art Educators Conference, Malvern,

             PA 10/23/09


1993-1996  Private Study with Alois Ellis, Decorative Painting Techniques

1990-1992  Accounting Certification, John Tyler Community College

Workshops Attended: 

2011 Charlotte Wharton, 2009, Cecile Baird, CPSA: 2009 Pat Averill, CPSA; 2008 John Smolko, CPSA; 2008 Carlynne Herberger, CPSA; 2007 Robert Guthrie, CPSA;  2006 Ann Kullberg;  2006  Linda Lucas Hardy, CPSA;  2006  Tara Belk;  2006 Melissa Miller Nece, CPSA;  2005 Kristy Kutch


Crossroads Art Center, exhibiting resident since Jan. 2009

Bon Air Artists Association, exhibiting member since 2007, has held various offices on the board and various committees. 

CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America), member since 2005

CPSA District Chapter DC209, member since 2010

The American Professional Artists League, member since, 2010

Society of Decorative Painters, member 1993-2005

Old Dominion Decorative Painter Society, member 2001-2003

BORN     August 30, 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA




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