Diverse Coloring Books, Illustration & Original Art!

Vacaville, California · 14 Sales


Diverse Coloring Books, Illustration & Original Art!

Vacaville, California 14 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Check out my new coloring book 5th Avenue inspired by African American Flappers from the 1920s!


Last updated on Dec 18, 2016

Check out my new coloring book 5th Avenue inspired by African American Flappers from the 1920s!

Jennyann Carthern

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Jennyann Carthern


Diverse Coloring Books, Illustration & Original Art by Jennyann Carthern


Hi and welcome to Some Reasons to Paint!

My name is Jennyann and I'm a trained illustrator with a background in arts education. My Etsy shop is dedicated to illustrations and works of art featuring a range of characters and themes that will inspire you to create your own art and explore diversity.

My style of art is whimsical and my characters and themes are diverse and progressive; each piece is full of visual storytelling elements and each new character has a powerful story to tell.

Some Reasons to Paint started out as a space to offer my adult coloring book titled "5th Avenue" which was inspired by the empowered African American women of the 1920s flapper era. There seemed to me to be a tragic lack of coloring books on the market featuring women and people of color and I felt compelled to help bridge that gap through my illustrations.

My major inspirations in life are Art and Learning and I've been fortunate to be able to combine these two passions through a career as an advocate for arts education in after-school programs. I love making art and inviting and encouraging others to make art. It is so interesting to see the emotional transformation that happens when people make art and, with this in mind, my next project involves offering pieces on canvas for you to use as a starting point in making your own masterpiece!

I've been making art since grade school and on into art school where I received my BFA in Illustration. I worked for over 12 years as an after school Teaching Artist throughout Solano County, California and the Bay Area, but I decided to leave to pursue my career in the arts. I am currently building up my illustration portfolio alongside my Arts Ed Consulting Business which involves helping educators incorporate more arts learning into their programs.

In addition to a modest studio in my home where I am currently based, I am working on furnishing a professional studio in Benicia, California that is located in an old military arsenal. The view from my new studio window looks out over a car shipyard where the workers get paid to drive new cars in circles all day, and just beyond that is the beautiful Carquinez strait. I certainly appreciate the view and I can't wait to spend more time there!

Please let me know if you have any questions about my work or if you'd like to commission an illustration from me. Also, make sure to add my shop to your Etsy favorites list and check me out on Instagram for all my latest happenings and works in progress!

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  • Jennyann Carthern

    Owner, Designer, Creator

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Last updated on March 27, 2017
Some Reasons To Paint sells and makes Coloring Books & Original Art by Jennyann Carthern with inspiring messages, storytelling, and whimsical fun!

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