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Ann offers a monthly E-Magazine. Each issue will include sections on portraits, colored pencil, business, art books, art sites, workshops,
a critique, a step-by-step
lesson and more.

"Drawing will be her special talent" wrote Ann Kullberg's mother in a letter to Ann's grandmother in 1960, when she was four years old. Although it was another twenty-seven years before Ann began to devote herself to art, her mother's words proved prophetic.

Ann Kullberg's portraiture successfully combines the seemingly contradictory qualities of traditionalism and innovation. Portrait Signature Article Ann, a pioneer in the use of colored pencils, has been riding the crest of this mediums' rapidly rising popularity. A recipient of numerous awards, and featured in several books and publications, including the journal of the American Society of Portrait Artists (Summer, 1996 issue; see inset). Ann is in high demand both for her winsome children’s portraits, and her nationally held portrait workshops, proving colored pencils to be a serious and credible portrait art medium.

Ann’s work speaks for itself in providing not only a likeness, but also a glimpse into a child’s life, preserving it for generations to come. As one very young subject put it, while gazing on her own portrait, “That’s me…forever.”

Ann has received the following honors and recognition:

  • 2002 Juror (Portrait Division) for Faber-Castell International Competition
  • 2002 Featured article in American Artist magazine
  • 2002 Author of Capturing Soft Realism in Colored Pencil, North Light Books
  • 2001 Featured article – The Artist’s Magazine
  • 2001 Award Winner – CPSA Exhibition – San Francisco
  • 1999 Author of Colored Pencil Portraits Step by Step, Northlight Books
  • 1994 - 1997 Work featured in The Best of Colored Pencil 2, 3 & 4:

    The Best of Colored Pencil II
    The Best of Colored Pencil III
    The Best of Colored Pencil IV

  • 1996 Work featured in the American Society of Portrait Artists Portrait Signature Magazine, Summer issue
  • 1995 Chapter Artist in Creating Textures in Colored Pencil , North Light Books
  • 1995 Signature membership awarded in The Colored Pencil Society of America’s International Exhibition
  • 1994 Chapter Artist in Creative Colored Pencil, Rockport Publishers
  • 1992 Portrait Finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Competition

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