Featured Fine Art Scratchboard Gallery
This is a small selection of my wildlife scratchboard portraits. The gallery showcases different species, sizes, textures, and techniques. Featured here are some of my all-time favorite wildlife scratchboards and several fan favorite pieces too - all celebrating unique and finite details!
Scratchboard artwork available for purchase can be viewed in my web store. (Not all pieces featured here are available for purchase)
Commissioning Wildlife Scratchboards:
Send a request here - please include the desired animal and approximate board size (5x7, 6x6, 8x10, etc)
More information about commissioning artwork here.
Why I love Scratchboard
My work is exclusively black + white. The amount of contrast that is possible with scratchboard is incredible and produces very unique images that are difficult to attain in other mediums. Scratchboard is an old, but resurging medium that many people, many artists, still are not familiar with. I really enjoy introducing people to this medium and encouraging others to try it. Different challenges come with each new piece - bring it on!
History of Scratchboard
Scratchart is an old artform and was once used to illustrate magazines and newspapers, but was substituted with newer technologies. Scratchboard art is now experiencing a resurgence as a fine art medium.
The International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) provides a brief history here.
More About Scratchboard
I have a three-part blog series answering some of your questions about scratchboard and my process:
For more about the tools I use to create my scratchboard wildlife artwork, take a look at this blog post.
For a discussion and examples of basic scratchboard techniques for you to try at home, head to this blog post.
My Favorite Subject
I have always been more than fascinated by the creatures of Africa. They represent life as it was before us and signify what life is becoming because of us. Despite their many hardships, they survive. They are majestic and free. They are the royalty of the animal kingdom.
I focus on wildlife because of their beauty and want to help protect them. They deserve our respect and deserve to have their stories told.