Caryn Coville

Art has always been a part of my life. Shortly after graduating with a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology, I discovered using colored pencils as a fine art medium. I work realistically, and I like the smooth texture and fine details that can be achieved with colored pencils.

My work is inspired by the world around me - from nature, everyday objects and my travels.

Primarily a colored pencil artist, I have enjoyed extending my artistry into other mediums. For the past several years I have enjoyed East Asian brush painting. I like the contrast between the very slow process of creating a colored pencil painting layer upon layer and the spontaneity of brush painting where I try to convey the essence of a subject by using minimal strokes of ink and watercolor.

My work has been featured in numerous art publications and is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada. I am a contributing artist in the book Masterful Color: Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer by Arlene Steinberg.

My award -wining work has been shown in solo gallery exhibits and I have participated in numerous juried shows and group exhibitions.

You can view more of my work on my website:


Colored Pencils

Bird's Eye View “Bird's Eye View”

9.75"x16", Colored Pencil

Marbles No. 2 “Marbles No. 2”

8"x16", Colored Pencil

Threesome “Threesome”

15.5"x6", Colored Pencil


East Asian water-ink paintings

Ancient Snapshots “Ancient Snapshots”

16"x18", Ink and Watercolor.

On the Vine “On the Vine”

12.5"x14", Ink and Watercolor