Featured Artist Cathy Boytos

Enjoy the stunning floral portfolio of artist Cathy Boytos, who brings nature to life in her realistic colored pencil drawings. Learn more by visiting her website.


Colored pencil drawing of an iris by Cathy Boytos

“My Mauve Iris” colored pencil, 12″ x 12″


I’ve always been interested in art and spent as much time as possible creating various kinds of artwork.


Colored pencil drawing of tulips by Cathy Boytos

“Dutch Tulips in Stone Vase” colored pencil, 9″ x 12″


When I was very young, I would spend time outside with my sketch books, drawing leaves and flowers, constantly fascinated by the details and structure of the veins.


Colored pencil drawing of tulips by Cathy Boytos

“Parrot Tulip” colored pencil, 9″ x 12″


Due to regular life issues, I had to put art aside for several years. I returned to art later in life and found that I still had that same familiar passion from before. Obtaining my degree in Graphic Design, I worked in that field for many years. I also became an adjunct instructor teaching graphic design at the same college where I obtained my degree.


bold iris drawing by artist Cathy Boytos

“Rum is the Reason Iris” colored pencil, 9″ x 12″


After leaving corporate America, I knew that I missed hands-on art. I became certified as a Certified Zentangle Instructor and returned to my teaching career by offering classes as a CZT. I resumed my love of botanical drawing and included that in my class repertoire.


sunset iris drawing by Cathy Boytos

“Vivid Sunset Iris” colored pencil, 9″ x 12″


During the pandemic, I discovered the world of colored pencils and immediately knew that I found a perfect art medium match for me.


Bold iris drawing by artist Cathy Boytos

“Shockaholic Iris” colored pencil, 9″ x 12″


I immersed myself in the colored pencil world by learning from many other instructors and reading many books on the subject.


Pink iris colored pencil drawing by Cathy Boytos

“Pink Splash Iris” colored pencil, 9″ x 12″


My original passion for nature continues in my artwork. I’ve always loved gardening and bearded irises are my favorite flower to grow and draw. The irises have such an intricate vein structure and I love the ruffles and folds.


colored pencil of parrot tulips by Cathy Boytos

“Parrot Tulips in Stone Pitcher” colored pencil,11″ x 14″


I ‘m continually intrigued by the realism achieved by colored pencils. In addition to creating my own colored pencil works of art, I also teach several kinds of art both in person and online.


iris drawing by artist Cathy Boytos

“The Floral Queen” colored pencil, 7″ x 9″


I have won several awards for my colored pencil art. My artwork has been included in the North Carolina Museum of Art for the Dutch Art in a Global Age Exhibit. I continue to learn from others as much as possible in my  endeavor to constantly improve my skills.


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  1. Cathy,
    Your flowers are beautiful. Love the colors and patterns in them.

  2. Thanks AnnMarie! I appreciate your kind words!

  3. Alison Bishop says

    amazing, absolutely beautiful

  4. Johnnie Chadwick says


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