Many Pencils Studio

Northern Michigan

Birch by Lake Carolyn lives in the Empire/Glen Arbor area of the Leelanau Peninsula where she has fallen in love with the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, an area that for years has attracted artists and visitors from all over Michigan, the United States and the world. She is drawn by the “light and space” of Lake Michigan and the dunes.

Leelanau offers a variety of inspiring subjects for Carolyn’s realistic drawings including wildlife, dramatic landscapes, and abandoned buildings and old farms. “Interiors are fun because of how the light and shadow define space and form.” She also enjoys the challenge of drawing water and strives to capture its unusual quality in a number of her pictures.

Sleeping Bear Medallion


Glen Haven Dunes

“Living and working in paradise (Leelanau County) would enhance anyone’s life, gifts and abilities. I love the dunes and the shapes and curves of the land. I get to see beauty every day. I get to smell the water, hear the birds and experience life in a small town.”