Category Archives: scratchboard

What Was I Thinking?

… also … What Have I Gotten Myself Into?Ages ago, I created a blog on the Blogger platform and posted pretty regularly for a few years. I later joined Facebook and put more of my time into posting updates, works … Continue reading

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Chimp Art at ChimpHaven

My scratchboard drawing of Jacob the Chimp is now available as a print to benefit the residents of Chimp Haven. This is a project from a while ago that’s finally come to fruition: Allison Leigh Smith notified members of members … Continue reading

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Events & Workshops

I just sent out an eBlast with information about upcoming events & workshops – pretty much the whole enchilada for the remainder of the year, although I’ll send reminders as things get closer. Click here to see the eBlast. If … Continue reading

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Pig Art for SPCA Fundraiser

This scratchboard drawing of a bristly pot-bellied pig has been around a while. I still think it’s a great drawing, but since it hasn’t sold after all these years, I decided to donate it to help out the Sacramento SPCA. … Continue reading

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SAA Signature Status!

I’m thrilled and honored that I’m now a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists! With the acceptance of “Chromed Grace” into the upcoming “Art that Matters to the Planet” Exhibition, I’ve earned enough recognition points to be bumped … Continue reading

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Hanna in the AWA Online Show

This commissioned pet portrait of Hanna the harrier hound has been accepted for the American Women Artists’ Spring Online Juried Show. It’s an honor to have been selected! Competition is always tough in the AWA shows. This show was open … Continue reading

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“Heart of San Pedro” – Accepted in “Animal Impressions” Exhibition

I’m thrilled to learn that “Heart of San Pedro” (Western Screech Owl) has been accepted in the Society of Animal Artists‘ “Animal Impressions” Exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The show runs August 21 – November 7, 2021. This drawing … Continue reading

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When You Want Different Water

This post explains how I went about setting up a water background for a scratchboard drawing – a background that was different than what was in the reference photo. I’ve been working on this scratchboard drawing for a couple of … Continue reading

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Ampersand Artist Ambassador

I’m honored to announce that I’m now an “Ampersand Artist Ambassador”! Ampersand’s Artist Ambassadors are a select group of artists and instructors who represent Ampersand Art Supply through our knowledge and use of Ampersand’s materials. We have an interest and … Continue reading

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ACT Interview with Ann

LouCinda Laughlin interviewed me for Auburn Community Television‘s Meet the Artist series. I discussed scratchboard and my methods, shared examples of my work, and demonstrated my technique on an in-progress commission. Watch the video on YouTube.

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