"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.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