About the artist

Inspired by sleeping dreams and illustrations found in children’s books, Carolyn Whittico’s work reflects the youth we must return to within ourselves in order to spark our love of discovery. Her illustrations welcome viewers to dive into the seldom-reached feelings of nostalgia and gloom, and find a mental plane of comfort in sorrow. Exploration of the self is not always a happy journey and that’s okay.

She creates a distinct style by layering individual coats of watercolor paint atop one another and adding layered details with digital paint. Cool colors, little windows, and ghosts of the imagination invoke an inner feeling of wonder. We are all children somewhere, discovering things in life for the first time.

Carolyn Whittico is a Metro Detroit native currently living and working in Dearborn, Michigan. She specializes in mixed media illustration using watercolor and digital paint. Whittico is a self-taught artist and has been experimenting since youth. Her artwork has been published in the Lyceum Literary Arts Journal, featured in BuzzFeed, shown in exhibits and murals all over the Midwest, and clientele purchase her work from every corner of the United States. She is the founder of A Cup of Cloudy, a shop and online resource for working artists.


To ask questions or do business, email acupofcloudy@gmail.com

To buy prints or read her blog, visit acupofcloudy.com

To review her professional history, see her artist resume.


Carolyn Whittico