cherilyn colbert

Cherilyn Colbert is an artist and illustrator living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Roanoke College. Cherilyn enjoys blending traditional handmade methods with digital applications to create work that is engaging and sincere.

In addition to drawing and making, Cherilyn enjoys being in the classroom. She was an interim art teacher for K-8th grade students, has led illustration workshops, and is currently an adjunct instructor at Old Dominion University.

Cherilyn is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. When not in her studio, she enjoys exploring the world around her.


Interested in working together on a project? 
Send her an email.



AIGA Hampton Roads Member Spotlight, 2016
SCBWI Illustrator Gallery

critter of the week

In 2016, Cherilyn completed a year-long illustration project
called Critter of the Week. See the completed project here.

An Always Evolving List of
Things I Enjoy that you might, too.


The Moth Radio Hour
Hidden Brain
Pod Save America
Code Switch
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Exploring Curiosity

Brain Pickings


Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Becoming, Michelle Obama
Salt, Nayyirah Waheed
The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett
When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead