Member Biography

Sheila Theodoratos


"My style of artwork calls for brilliant colors and strong values. I strive to capture the moods and mysteries of animals and people. Images are first conceptualized and sketched. Then, since realism in colored pencil (my predominant media), can be time intensive, I photograph my subjects and work largely from these reference photos. Visual symbolism and storytelling are components played up and worked into my compositions.



  • WPW Members’ Show, Monte Cristo Hotel, Everett, WA. 11/15-1/3/08
  • CPSA “Explore This!” 4 Internatl. Juried Show. Brea, CA.


  • 2006 CPSA Signature Showcase, Cornell Mus. of Art/History Delray Beach, Fl.
  • 2006 “The Human Element” Juried Natl. Show, Dunedin, Florida


  • CPSA DC 207 Juried Show, Convention Center, Seattle, WA.


  • CPSA International Juried Show, Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas


  • CPSA Internatioal Juried Show, Detroit/Birmingham, Michigan


  • "Northwest Color," CPSA Four State Regional Exhibition, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington


  • 2005 2nd place Figure/Portrait DC 207 “It’s Colored Pencil!” Juried Show, WA., State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
  • 2004 Published in International Artist Magazines, Dec/Jan. and Dec/Jan. 2002: American Artist magazine, March 2004, p. 55
  • 2003 The Derwent Fine Art Pencil Award for Outstanding Recognition, monetary award, CPSA International Juried Show, Los Angeles/Brea, CA.
  • 2002 Awarded Signature status in CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America)
  • 2001 The A.W. Faber-Castell Award for Outstanding Recognition, monetary award, CPSA International Juried Show, San Francisco, California
  • 2000 Award of Excellence, monetary award, CPSA Six State Regional Show, Carnegie Center, Oregon City, Oregon
  • 2000, 1998 People’s Choice Award, Shoreline Arts Fest. Juried Art Show, WA.
  • 1999 Best of Show, monetary award, Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art Show


  • 2007 Workshop instructor in Pennsylvania (Oct 19-21)
  • 2004-present Colored Pencil Workshop instructor
  • 2002 Intro. to Colored Pencils, Shoreline Public School teachers, Shoreline, WA.
  • 1994 Presenter at WAEA State Conference in Ellensburg
  • 1972-2003 Secondary Art Teacher, Shoreline Public Schools, Washington



  • 1999-2005 Various CPSA International Convention Workshops
  • 1997-2000 Bi-monthly studio time with Ann Kullberg CPSA
  • 1993 M.A. Integrating the Arts, Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1985-present Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators critique sessions
  • 1972 B.A. Art Education, Fairhaven College, Bellingham, Washington
  • 1972-2003 WEA and NEA (Wa and National Education Associations)



  • 2004 Juried into Seattle Co-Arts & Women Painters of Washington
  • 1999-present. Vice President & Pres. CPSA District Chapter 207 Seattle, WA
  • 1997-lifetime CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America)
  • 1994 I am the WA. State Middle School Art Rep. WAEA


Shoreline, WA


Life's a Bowl of Cherries
Life's a Bowl of Cherries and the Blues
6 x 4 - colored pencil



Father Time
Father Time - 33.5 x 25.5
colored pencil


Spring Inlet
Cracking Up - 20 x 16
colored pencil



December Afternoon
I'm Cool - 6.75 x 9.75
colored pencil


Edge of Winter
Passage - 17.5 x 13 - colored pencil

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