© Caryn Coville


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

My work is inspired by my love of nature, travel, and the beauty I find in everyday objects.

While primarily a coloured 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 is featured in numerous art publications including: Colored Pencil Society of America's To The Point magazine (June 2020, January 2020, June 2018, June 2017, January 2016, June 2015, January 2014); International Artist magazine, Oct./Nov. 2019; Richeson75 Still Life & Floral 2019, 2017 & 2016 exhibit catalogs; CP Treasures - Colored Pencil Masterworks from Around the Globe, Volumes II, III, IV, V, VI; Richeson75 Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2018 & 2017 exhibit catalogs; Ann Kullberg's Color magazine (May 2019, July 2017, June 2017) and Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Textures, The Best of Drawing.

I am a contributing artist in the book Masterful Color: Vibrant Colored Pencil Paintings Layer by Layer by Arlene Steinberg.
I was awarded 'CPX' Signature Status and the 'CPX' Five-Year Merit Award from the Colored Pencil Society of America.
My work has been shown in solo gallery exhibits and I have participated in numerous juried shows and group exhibitions. My award-winning work is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Canada.

I currently reside with my husband on Long Island, New York.

Awards
• Smithtown Township Arts Council, "Hand Drawn", 2020 - Second Place (Solo Performance)
• Richeson75, "Landscape, Seascape & Architecture Online 2020 - Meritorious (Terranova Farmstand)
• Light Space & Time, "Created in Isolation" online art exhibition, 2020 - Special Recognition, Painting & Other Media Category (Ancient Giants)
• Colors of Humanity, "Yellow" online exhibition, 2020 - Noteworthy (Golden Symphony)
• Art Room Gallery, "Landscapes", online exhibition, 2020 - Merit Award (Garden at Lake Tekapo)
• American Artists Professional League, "91st Grand National Exhibition" - Blick Art Materials Award (Threesome)
• National Art League, "89th Fall Members' Show" - Merit Award - Other Media (Marbles No. 3)
• Colors of Humanity, "Landscapes" online art exhibition, 2019 - Second Place (Wandering Orvieto)
• Colored Pencil Society of America, "27th Annual International Exhibition" - Award for Outstanding Achievement (Threesome)
• Light Space & Time, "555 Special" online art exhibition 2019 - 5th Place, Painting & Other Media Category (Marbles No. 3)
• Light Space & Time, "555 Special" online art exhibition 2019 - Special Merit, Painting & Other Media Category (My Brother's Woodturnings)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2019" online exhibition - Finalist (Threesome)
• The Healing Power of Art & Artists, "The Healing Power of Color" online art exhibition, 2019 - Award of Excellence (Threesome)
• Light Space & Time, "Animals" online art exhibition, 2019 - Special Merit, Painting & Other Media Category (Standing Tall)
• Light Space & Time, "Animals" online art exhibition, 2019 - Special Recognition, Painting & Other Media Category (Afternoon Dip)
• The Art Guild, "Red", 2019 - Third Place, (Threesome)
• Richeson75, "Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2018" online exhibition - Meritorious (Serene Stripes)
• National Art League, "88th Fall Members' Exhibition", Honorable Mention (Wandering Orvieto)
• Light Space & Time, "Nature" online art exhibition, 2018 - Special Recognition, Painting & Other Media Category (Contemplation)
• The Healing Power of Art & Artists, "Our Bond with Nature" online exhibition, 2018 - Award of Excellence (Garden at Lake Tekapo)
• Colors of Humanity, "Landscapes" online art exhibition, 2018 - Second Place (Garden at Lake Tekapo)
• Light Space & Time, "Botanicals" online art exhibition, 2018 - Special Merit, Painting Category (Blossoming Melody)
• Colors of Humanity, "Botanicals" online art gallery, 2018, Noteworthy (Desert Flowers)
• Light Space & Time, "555 Special" online art exhibition, 2018 - Special Recognition, Painting Category (For My Mom)
• Light Space & Time, "Landscapes" online art exhibition, 2018 - Honorable Mention, Painting Category (Garden at Lake Tekapo)
• Richeson75, "Animals, Birds & Wildlife 2017" online exhibition - Finalist (Standing Tall)
• The Art Guild, "Palate to Palette", 2017 - Honorable Mention (Bounty of Apples)
• Avital Gallery 336, "Local Artists Exhibition", 2017 - Second Place (Golden Symphony)
• Color Magazine, "18th Annual Member Show" - Second Place (Wandering Orvieto)
• The Art Guild, "2017 Members Showcase" - Honorable Mention (Cook's Night Off)
• Sid Jacobson JCC, "Somehow, Somewhere, Someone and Something", 2017 - One of three winners (Iris' Teapots)
• Avital Gallery, "Art Exhibition", 2017 - Honorable Mention (Marbles No. 3)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2017" online exhibition - Finalist (Cook's Night Off)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2017" online exhibition - Meritorious (My Brother's Woodturnings)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2017" online exhibition - Meritorious (Marbles No. 3)
• The Art Guild, "Fur, Fins and Feathers", 2016 - Third Place (Goldfinch)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2016" online exhibit - Finalist (Bird's Eye View)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2016" online exhibit - Meritorious (Farm Fresh)
• Richeson75, "Still Life & Floral 2016" online exhibit - Meritorious (Ginger Jars)
• The Art Guild, "Ordinary Made Extraordinary, The Art of Still Life," 2015 - Honorable Mention (My Brother's Woodturnings)
• Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, "Botanicals," online exhibition, 2015 - Noteworthy (Peony in Bloom)
• The Salmagundi Club, "36th Annual Painting & Sculpture Juried Exhibition for Non-Members," 2014 - Certificate of Merit for Pastel or Colored Pencil (Ginger Jars)
• Suburban Art League, "Annual Open Juried Show," 2014 - Town of Oyster Bay Award (Trio of Pears)
• National Art League "84th Annual Juried Open Exhibition," 2014 - Dick Blick Merit Award (Farm Fresh)
• Office of the Nassau County Comptroller, George Maragos, "Women of the World Art Exhibition," 2014 - Citation
• The Town of North Hempstead, NY, "Women of the World Art Exhibition," 2014 - Certificate of Recognition and Merit
• Colored Pencil Society of America ArtSpectations, Nov. 2013 - Honorable Mention (Non-Signature Category) (Farm Fresh)
• Huntington Arts Council, "Still Life 2013" - Honorable Mention (Farm Fresh)
• Mills Pond House Gallery, "Childhood Memories," 2013 - Honorable Mention (Marbles No. 2)
• Suburban Art League, "Annual Open Juried Show," 2013 - Award of Merit (Radiance)
• The Pratt Pavilion, "Celebrating Art," 2013 - Second Place (Professional Category) (Trio of Pears)
• National Art League, "83rd Annual Open Exhibition," 2013 - Honorable Mention (Marbles)
• Sid Jacobson JCC, "Spirituality, the Self, Nature & Community," 2013 - One of three winners (Winter Afternoon)
• Huntington Arts Council, "Still Life 2012" - Honorable Mention (Bounty of Apples)
• The Art Guild of Port Washington, "Contemplating Still Life: The Art of Everyday Objects," 2011 - Honorable Mention (Marbles)