Original art crafted with passion.

Astrid Colton

Artist Bio

Sudbury, Ontario
Simply, I’m inspired by the beauty of nature and hoping the viewer will be inspired as well. The detail in my work invites you to step closer and take time to observe the delicate shapes and colours you might not have noticed before. As a child, I was fortunate to have parents that loved and respected the outdoors. Through my art, I share that love and hope to move someone to explore their connection to nature too. Currently working with colour pencils, graphite, watercolours and acrylics. And constantly learning new techniques! Over the years I’ve been a graphic designer, an illustrator, pet portrait artist and a editorial cartoonist. But I always come back to my first love. Animals, and nature. Formerly trained in graphic design, self-taught illustrator. Full-time freelancer since 2004. Clients include Canadian Wildlife Federation, Environment Canada, Scholastic Canada, Okanagan Science Centre, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Forest Communications, Science North, Health Sciences North, Main Street Design (Boston), and the City of Greater Sudbury.

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Member Gallery

Zebra Study
8 x 10, colour pencil on pastel mat, framed
18 x 24 inch acrylic on gallery canvas
8 x 10 colour pencil on pastel mat, framed
Interwoven – The Fallen
8 x 10 colour pencil drafting film, framed
Promise of Spring
8 x 10 inches, colour pencil on pastel paper, framed
10 x 13 colour pencil on illustration board, framed


On Silent Wings
22 x 16.5 inches framed, colour pencil on Grafix film, 1st place 2023 La Cloche Art Show (drawing category) and Peg Forbes Award winner
$850 HST included
Purifier, Turkey Vulture
12.25 x 115 colour pencil pastel mat, framed
Broken Silence
9 x 11 inch colour pencil on pastel mat, plus frame
Misty Morning Watch
18 x 7.5 inches, colour pencil on pastel mat, framed
River Otter
10.5 x 13.5 inches, colour pencil on drafting film, framed
6.5 x 4.5 inches, colour pencil on pastel mat, matted and framed. (10.5 x 12.5 inches)
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