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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.

A quick video of Richey Beckett's pen and ink and scratchboard technique on Claybord.

Watch this time-lapse of Shary Bartlett apply encaustic and India ink on Encausticbord. 8x8, Paisley Phrase

Shawn Dell Joyce is a Florida-based plein air painter known for glowing sunsets, bold colors, dramatic scenery, and Florida wildlife.

Justin Vining specializes in landscapes and cityscapes. He studied Art Education at Purdue University and taught elementary art for three years. Following his tenure as a teacher, Justin attended law school, where he rekindled his love for creating between classes and clerking. Shortly after graduating and passing the bar in 2010, Justin decided to pursue art full-time and hasn’t looked back.

Watch artist and author Brigitte Waldschmidt experiment with mixed media on an Ampersand Primed Smooth. (Time-lapse)

Check out this video showing the stunning triptych international muralist, Taylor Reinhold created on oversized Ampersand Gessobord panels.

Encaustic artwork

Encaustic artist and Ampersand Artist Ambassador, Julie Snidle shares a fun video explaining why Encausticbord is her favorite surface.

Pastel demo

An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Pastelbord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (Time-lapse)