Gloria J. Callahan has shown her vibrant, multi-layered colored pencil paintings nationally and internationally and at juried exhibitions throughout Virginia, where she has won numerous awards. Her work was published in the 2010 book Best of Worldwide Artists: Charcoal, Pastel, and Pencil, Volume 1; in Colored Pencil Magazine in December of 2012; in a feature article on plein air work in Colored Pencil Magazine in May of 2014; and in North Lights Books’ Strokes of Genius Volume 6 in October of 2014,
Gloria is a signature member of the National Colored Pencil Society and its local chapter, and has been a member of the American Professional Artists League. She is an active member of the Bon Air Artists Association, where she is past president, and a member of the Central Virginia Plein Air Painters.
For eight years Gloria worked for a local art publishing company — where her designs are licensed — hand-coloring antique reproduction engravings in watercolor. Prior to that, she painted commissioned murals. Gloria now teaches her painterly style of colored pencil in regional workshops and locally for her many students. She enjoys speaking to various art groups about her favored medium and its place in fine art.