Ampersand Blog

Deborah Roberts is a mixed media artist whose work challenges the notion of ideal beauty.

Paul Batch is a nationally represented contemporary painter best known for his atmospheric landscapes.

A self-taught, representational artist from the rural southern town of Greensboro, Alabama, Timothy Joe, creates art based on southern rural culture, family, and heritage themes.

With a background in environmental science, Linda Lunnon has gone on to complete further studies in Natural History Illustration, where she first discovered scratchboard. Linda draws constant inspiration from the natural world, and her artwork is featured in collections in the U.K., Canada, and Australia.

Colorado Aquabord artist, Stephen Quiller, introduces us to his gallery and discusses how his work is inspired by nature.

After what started out as a peaceful hobby, Claybord artist Jim Musil has found much success sharing his paintings on social media.

Pamela Caughey is an Ampersand Artist Ambassador who has an extensive background in painting with multiple mediums. Her passion is sharing her knowledge with others so they may become the artists they wish to be.

Amado Peña's art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. Amado’s artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition.

Given the plethora of engineered wood, from laminated materials such as plywood to natural wood pulp fiber panels such as hardboard and resin bonded medium-density fiberboards, it is important to understand the characteristics of these substrates and their suitability for your painting support.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website. The reimagined site features a new modern color palette and brand design that brings our mission to inspire creativity full circle.

Maryland-based Gessobord artist Eric Robinson specializes in oil and pen to create various visual narratives. Eric’s use of rich earth tones and bold brushwork is met with complementary soothing backgrounds that allow his subjects’ personalities to radiate through and be the focal point of each piece.

Chicago Claybord artist, Louise LeBourgeois, describes how her love of swimming in Lake Michigan carries over into her oil paintings.

At first glance, Hester Berry's oil landscapes on Ampersand Primed Smooth seem abstract. Yet, the more you take in her paintings, the more detailed they become. Her distinct style shows her ability to capture light and use tools for adding detail.

Sally Maxwell has been working with scratchboard for over fifty-three years and has helped to define it as a fine art medium. Finding inspiration in animals and her own colorful garden; each piece is a snapshot of the intensity that nature can possess in its quiet moments.

Caroline Adams, an egg tempera artist, discovered Claybord for her abstract landscape artwork. Inspired by the many places she has lived, her work draws from the colors, shapes, and lines of each place.

We caught up with Ampersand Artist Ambassador Karen Vernon, a loyal Aquabord user, to find out about how she communicates through her watercolors.