Animals in Scratchboard
I love animals and have been drawing them since I was a
child. I graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Zoology, in preparation for a career working with animals. I have worked
as an animal keeper in a zoo, wildlife sanctuary or animal shelter ever
since then, doing art in my free time.
I originally worked in acrylics, pencil, and pen & ink
but in the early 80's I saw the wonderful art of Mel Dobson and was
inspired to try scratchboard. I found my niche and eventually began to
exhibit my work in professional art shows.
Although I've been fortunate enough to travel and observe
many species in the wild, most of the animals I draw are individuals I
have worked with in captive situations.
With my art I portray each animal’s personality in addition
to the strength, grace, and innocence they share with their wild
cousins. I hope my art shows my love and respect for animals and the
natural world and encourages others to feel the same way toward the
non-humans of this planet.