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 binge watching British television dramas and exploring the world around her.

Cherilyn is represented by the Bright Agency.


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