Amy V. Lindenberger, CPSA, CPX
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Not long after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron (OH) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing,
Ohio native Amy Lindenberger, CPSA, CPX began a 15-year career as a portrait artist, completing over 600 privately commissioned
portraits between 1981 and 1996. In 1985 she opened The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, OH, offering adult drawing
classes, a program of drawing instruction for children and teens ages 5 – 17, and special focus workshops in drawing and colored
pencil techniques. In 1996 Amy began pursuing her dream by combining her experience in depicting human expression and emotion
with her lifelong passion for the Civil War era. The culmination of this effort can be seen in Beyond the Battlefield, a series of large-
scale colored pencil images which focus on the war’s effect on the citizen-soldier, his wife and children, and society as a whole. Amy’
s work depicts with great sensitivity the personal realities of the Civil War in the lives of both soldiers and civilians, and provides a
wonderful complement to the battle scenes and high drama depicted by other Civil War artists. From 2004 to 2013, she owned and
operated her Civil War Fine Art Gallery & Studio at 333 Baltimore St. in Gettysburg, PA, to showcase this body of work.  She
currently remains at that location as part of a five-artist co-op, The Drawing Room Gallery. Since 2005, Amy has also been a member
of the faculty of the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA, providing instruction in colored
pencil techniques for use in botanical art. In 2016 she produced an online video colored pencil class for Craftsy (
and frequently teaches workshops on a variety of colored pencil techniques in many venues across the country.

In 1990, Amy became a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). In 2002, Amy was awarded Signature
status by the CPSA, and in July 2016 received her ten-year merit award, for having had her work accepted into ten of the Society’s
international exhibitions. Additionally, in 2013 she was awarded Signature status by CPSA in colored pencil/mixed media works
(designated by the initials CPX). She has shown her work in a wide variety of local, regional and national exhibitions, receiving
numerous awards. She is the author of the very popular COLORS: A Workbook, and five books in the CP Surfaces Series: Volume I,
A Complete Guide to Using Colored Pencils on Claybord; Volume II, A Complete Guide to Using  Colored Pencils on Black Paper;
Volume IV, A Complete Guide to Using Colored Pencils on Colored Paper; Volume V, A Complete Guide to Using Colored Pencil
and Watercolor Pencil on Watercolor Paper; and Volume VI, A Completed Guide to Using Colored Pencil on Pastelmat. Additionally,
her work has been included in seven internationally-distributed books, The Best of Colored Pencil, Vols. I, II, and IV, Creative
Colored Pencil Portraits, CPSA Signature Showcase,  CP Treasures I and II, and Incite 2: Color Passions. It was also featured in the
Winter 2006 edition of American Artist Drawing magazine. Beyond the Battlefield has been exhibited in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Amy is a firm believer that colored pencil has brought her tremendous opportunity and artistic fulfillment, matched only by the
fulfillment she has found in her personal life with her husband, children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild!
Updated March 30, 2021