Growing up on the rolling prairie of my father's farm, I had a deep appreciation for horses. When I wasn't riding or hanging out with them, I was drawing them.
After high school graduation I put away drawing and began working and training horses. It wasn't until thirty years later that I began doodling while I was a Hippology Coach. When the girls were off testing during the competition, I would spend my time drawing.
During the Western Art Week in 2015 at Great Falls, MT I first observed a Scratchboard artist. I was amazed by the detail she could achieve by using the tools she used to create her artwork. She told me which tools she used and that very day I went out and purchased them.
The panels I use are layered with white China clay and airbrushed with either black India Ink or left white and I paint with a variety of colored India Inks. Then the fun begins. I use razor blades/ X-acta knives, fiberglass brushes and nibs to remove the ink engraving the highlights of my image on the panel.
From the field to the drafting table then finally being displayed in your home. Thank you for supporting my dream.
Kody out getting reference photographs.
Each etching is from the Artists experiences.