About Jeannice


Jeannice Gordon is a self taught artist who began drawing for the first time in 2015 at age 50 while recovering from an illness. Inspired by the beauty, complexity, and peace found in nature, she studies the works and instruction of modern day masters such as Cynthia Knox and Ann Kullberg. Focusing on graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor, Jeannice accepts commissions and enjoys teaching art to all ages to reduce anxiety, promote wellness, healing, and joy. Jeannice is a 6th generation native Texan, residing in Houston. She is honored to have her art displayed in private collections and businesses in the United States and as far as New Zealand.

"Some people are fortunate enough to recall drawing amazing things since the time they could wield a crayon; I was not one of those. The best I could do was visit museums and fill my bookshelves with the incredible books on the masters. When I turned 50 years old, I created a ‘bucket list’ which included drawing a flower. So, I bought "Flowers in Colored Pencil" by Cynthia Knox. It sat on my bookshelf for months until I got pneumonia. Terribly ill for far too long, I got my book off of the bookshelf and dug around in the kid's school supply drawer and found some map pencils. It was as if God had reached down from Heaven and kissed me - I could draw a flower! Suddenly, I didn't care if I was sick anymore; I relaxed and started to heal. Through that terrible illness, a whole new world of sheer joy opened up to me! Now, I am happiest with my family around me and a pencil in my hand.  When you see my art, I hope you feel the same peace, healing, and joy that I experienced when I created it." ~ Jeannice Gordon

Jeannice Gordon’s Awards, Accolades and Published Art

"Color" Magazine, Cover and 2 page article - November, 2015
"CP Hidden Treasures III, 2016" - March, 2016
Ann Kullberg's "November Artists Showcase: The Pencil Box," - November, 2015
Ann Kullberg's "January Artists Showcase: The Pencil Box," - January, 2016
Ann Kullberg's "April Artists Showcase: The Pencil Box" - April,  2016
Katy Area Artists League Spring Show, Placed 1st and 3rd and "Best Floral"- March, 2016
"Texas Biggest Ten 2016" Art Competition, Winner -July, 2016
Lone Star Art Guild Convention, Placed 3rd - July, 2016
Ann Kullberg's "August Artist's Showcase: The Pencil Box,"- August, 2016
Colored Pencil Artists League Advanced Competition, Winner- August, 2016
Karen Hull Workshop, Glen Rose, TX - March, 2016
Cynthia Knox Workshop, Marlborough, MA - October 2016
Art Therapy Instructor- February 2017- Present

“To The Point” Magazine, June 2017 Vol. 26, No. 2, CPSA

Cynthia Knox Workshop, Dallas, TX- May 2018

"CP Treasures"- Volume V 

SOAR Certified Colored Pencil Instructor, endorsed by Ann Kullberg 

2018 CPSA Conference, Chicago, IL

New England Traditions, Marlborough, MA - 2018

Cynthia Knox Workshop, Dallas, TX - May 2018

Jeannice Gordon SOAR Workshop, Ballwin, MO -October 2018

Andria Burchett SOAR Workshop, Bothell, WA - January 2019

Memberships and Affiliations

American Society of Botanical Artists

Colored Pencil Artists League
Colored Pencil Society of America, Dallas Chapter

Katy Area Artists League
Lone Star Art Guild   

Certified SOAR Colored Pencil Instructor 

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."- C.S. Lewis

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