Student Works at the Auburn Art Walk
Thursday, June 11 from 6 - 9 pm
Dog Productions, 1101 High Street, Auburn CA
I'm putting together a show of scratchboard drawings created by students
who have taken my scratchboard classes. I want to public
to see the great work that beginners can accomplish with this unique
medium. There's a misperception that scratchboard is challenging
Certainly, it takes time and practice to achieve highly
rendered and detailed drawings, but the surface itself is surprisingly
I fell in love with scratchboard when I took a workshop at an illustrator's
conference in 1999 and have been using it ever since. Many people
are aware of the black scratchboard surface, but they don't know
there's also a white surface. While the black surface is already
pre-coated, I prefer to start with the white version and put
the ink where I want
it. Find out more about my process here.
If you're in the Auburn, CA vicinity on the evening of the 11th, stop by to meet
us and chat about scratchboard, art, animals, etc.
||I'll debut this scratchboard drawing of a pinto filly
at the Art Walk.
Walks are presented by PlacerArts - businesses in Downtown and Old Town Auburn become venues where local artists
display their works. Artists are on hand to discuss their work.
The public is invited and the Art Walk is free.Enjoy music
and refreshments.A free shuttle bus is available too.
Auburn Art Walks: August 13 & October
for the Moon Bears
Money for Rescued Bears in China & Vietnam
"Rosie" - 2.5" x 3.5" Mixed
My original ACEO (small format) drawings of Rosie & Lia are now available at auction on Art By Us (until 7pm CST on May 27th). You can also find note cards and reproduction prints
of the Rosie drawing on Art By Us and Bonanzle.
3.5" x 2.5" Scratchboard & Watercolor Drawing
regularly support a number of animal charities through donations
of my art and as a member and co-leader of Art for Critters (A4C). Three of those charities are A Chance for Bliss (see the next section for info about a fundraiser),
FieldHaven Feline Rescue and Greyhound Friends for Life. I mention
these three because I have been
folks who work so hard to rescue and assist the animals in their
care. Since I don't have unlimited funds, I have to be selective
with my donations - I've chosen to help local organizations and
a few others that A4C supports. You can find a list of other charities I recommend on my Squidoo lens.
said that, you may wonder why I'm helping Animals Asia Foundation (AAF), an organization
that's on the other side of the world!
ago, I became
of AAF and Ursa Freedom
Project (UFP) (there may be some photos not suitable for sensitive viewers on this site).and their efforts to rescue Moon
Bears from "bile farms" in Asia. I'll spare you the gory and
inhumane details, but suffice to say, I was moved by the
bears' plight and
decided to create some art to benefit these charismatic bears.
art. Reproductions on note cards, prints, magnets & earrings.