ART EDUCATION: Self-taught. STYLE: Realism to photorealism, with a focus on wildlife and western themes. Most of my work is black and white. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: Scratchboard is most effective when there is dramatic lighting and a good range of values and textures. I love figuring out how to...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff Spooky, funny, beautiful—these are the adjectives California artist Susan Driscoll uses to describe her subject matter of choice. Driscoll has a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University at Fullerton but began taking painting classes seven years ago at Santa Ana College. “I always wanted to take art classes, and...
Margaretta Gilboy expresses her relationship to the world in watercolor still lifes obsessed with pattern, form, and color
The Art of Martha Pettigrew
After years in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Peter Brooke turns his talent to fine art
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Linda Kyser Smith finds endless fascination in portraying the inner thoughts and outer charms of women
Featured in 21 Under 31 in September 2003
Arizona artist Phil Beck specialized in Native American portraits and scenes of the ranching life
ROBERT SHUFELT By Bonnie Gangelhoff A wizard with a pencil, Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt captures the flavor of ranching life in today’s West. Schufelt’s cowboys rope, ride, and straddle saddles as they herd their bovine charges. His starkly beautiful black-and-white graphite drawings of working ranch hands evoke a sense of the past and a way...