I started my art career in 2008 when I reached the age of 70, sold my business and retired. I took several art classes, in acrylics, oils and watercolors over the first couple years, settling on watercolors. I continued painting in watercolors until the winter of 2014.
While on a 50th wedding anniversary trip to the UK I had arranged lunch or dinner with 5 different artists in England. One of them happened to ask of I could bring a few 8x10 scratchboards to England since they were not scheduled to be imported to there for another 6 months. I agreed and when we met the lady, I handed the 4 boards, I was able to purchase in Tempe, AZ, to her and said, "What is scratchboard art?". We went to her cottage and she introduced me to scratchboard art and I was hooked...And that's how I became a scratchboard artist.. With scratchboard art my brush is a #11 Xacto knife. I love it because of the detail work and the fact that it's not a messy medium...
Now in 2019 at the age of almost 81, I am having so much fun... Take a look at my work and if you would like to learn about scratchboard art, I give classes Nov through April in the Yuma/Wellton area and in the summer month in Forest Lakes/Heber-Overgaard/Pinetop, AZ areas..
Feel free to contact me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org