Featured Fine Art Scratchboard Gallery
Featured here are some of my all-time favorite wildlife scratchboards and several fan favorite pieces too! This is a small selection of my complete body of work, showcasing different species, sizes, textures, and techniques.
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
In this blog post, I write about why I've switched my focus to scratchboard and made it my primary medium.
In this blog post, I provide a step-by-step break down of how scratchboard pieces are created from START to FINISH
For more about the tools used to create my scratchboard artwork, take a look at 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.