Artist Showcase, Late Summer 2020

Enjoy this showcase featuring the work of twenty-seven artists who share their inspiration and passion for creating art.

Featured Artist Paul Hopman

My inspiration comes from witnessing animals in moments in time. The light reflecting in the fixed gaze of a horse, the pose of a lioness as she lays besides her cubs, the heated breath of a bison on a brisk morning. These moments are filled with energy and emotion, making them beautiful and unique.

Featured Artist Julie T. Chapman

I don’t remember what first compelled me to pick up a piece of scratchboard a few years ago, but from the first attempt with it I fell in love with the medium—it’s such a pure way of “drawing” with light.

Featured Artist Anne Palmer

My focus is on nature and in particular, animals. Scratchboard is very well-suited as a medium to portray them. In every piece I do, my goal is for it to be technically better than the last one.

Featured Artist Ann Ranlett

When I discovered scratchboard at a workshop at an illustrator’s conference in the late ‘90’s, it was a “light bulb moment!” The amount of detail the surface allows is amazing.

Featured Artist Lisa Goesling

Because I like to use a magnifying glass to see what is truly going on, my art tends to be consumed with microscopic details.

Featured Artist Lesley Barrett

I do like to “scratch” all forms of animal life but my focus is on cats, especially the medium and big cats.

Featured Artist Andrea Schouten

The intersection of fantasy art and scratchboard is a unique one, and I rarely come across other artists who live in this realm. One of my artistic goals is to spread knowledge of the scratchboard medium. Another is to someday visit some of the amazing ancient architecture and landscapes, mostly in Europe, that serve as inspirations for so many of my pieces.