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Watch this video and learn about the history of Ampersand and how it all started!
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.
Watch this tutorial by Karen Vernon and learn how to lift colors back to white on Aquabord.
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.
Make your own festive wood signs with Ampersand panels and some everyday art supplies. Ampersand Birch Wood Panels are an excellent choice for a project like this and they are sold in multi-packs so you can make signs for yourself and some for gifts!
Ampersand Artist Ambassador Micah Goguen demonstrates the monoprint process on Ampersand Primed Smooth.
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.
Artists Network artist Scott Maier walks you through framing your art with Ampersand Floaterframes.
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.