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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.

Andrea describes herself as an illuminator of surfaces, creating organic, drawing based abstractions. Even though she uses a simplistic subject matter and color palette, the ideas and spaces are complex and deep.

From a very early age, Jeanne Rhea thought of herself as an artist. And yet, as many do, she hesitated to call herself one. “Others should make that determination… my art should speak for itself.” It was only within the last ten years that she has felt comfortable assuming the title.

Texas artist, Sally Maxwell, is known for her exquisite scratchboard drawings. Her enthusiasm for the medium led her to develop techniques for using color with scratchboard over fifty years ago.