Fading, Clearwater River Wild Cutthroat, Pitt Pens on Claybord, 24″ x 36″
Sally has worked in scratchboard for more than 52 years, in 47 using color in the medium. She is recognized by the International Society of Scratchboard Artists as a Master, and through her association with Ampersand Art Materials, has taught a generation of artists how to use the medium. Her work is found in collections internationally and in the following galleries: Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM: Marcus Ashley Gallery, South Lake Tahoe, CA; Maxwell’s Art Gallery, Round Top, TX; Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.
My art has evolved and matured as I have over the last 52 years. First, I was just an illustrator doing reproductions realistically using black and white scratchboard. Reality is still my style, but I now search for a soul in my subjects and a message in my depictions. Observing nature was my education and pushing my medium beyond its limits became my goal. Above accomplishing that I have educated a generation on the techniques used in the medium and hopefully passed on my passion. Now I feel as if I am a true artist who speaks with her work.
Master Member of International Society of Scratchboard Artists; Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists; Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists; Artists Changing Tomorrow
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ