Judy Larson

Judy Larson – explore von Essen Galerie for the artist reproduction wall art prints. Whether it be wall prints or other art media you will find just what you are looking for.

The artist always knew she was going to be an artist. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Art from Pacific Union College in Northern California, Judy spent the next 17 years as a commercial artist.  In 1988, influenced by her love of nature and animals, Judy devoted her time to wildlife art. The primary focus in each of her paintings is the animal, with the horse and wolf as recurring subjects. Often she pays homage to Native Americans, their cultures, stories and legends, through the hidden elements in her work.

Her unique approach to her work is through the use of scratch board, a technique that can render magnificent detail, but one requiring infinite patience. Scratch board, is an old, but little-used medium, consists of a smooth, thin surface of hardened China clay applied to a Masonite-backed art board. The subject is painted on the art board solidly with black India ink to create a silhouette. Judy then scratches away the dried ink using hundreds of blades, and the result is a magnificent, lifelike image.

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