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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.
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.
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.
Gessobord’s acrylic gesso coating has just the right level of absorbency allowing you to blend oil colors and maintain their slower drying time.
Sealing and varnishing finished artwork on Ampersand panels is extremely important especially when framing without glass. See our list of suggestions for sealing and varnishing popular mediums using products we have successfully tested on our panels.
Commonly, artists ask us if unprimed wood panels need to be sealed. Except for encaustics, the answer is Yes.
The Artist Panel Primed Canvas Texture is a perfect choice for oil painters that want all the benefits of a panel but enjoy painting on a surface with a traditional canvas texture.
German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates techniques on Ampersand Claybord. (English subtitles)
Join Ampersand Artist Ambassador Scott Gellatly as he uses Gessobord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord for his plein air work.
An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Gessobord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (English subtitles)
Learn why Gessobord is the perfect surface for oil and acrylic.
Ampersand Artist Ambassador Scott Gellatly is a landscape painter at heart, but his work has become more abstracted, with greater emphasis on pure color and gestural mark-making to evoke nature. As a plein air painter, Scott uses Ampersand Gessobord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord for his work.