1 October–4 November

Louise Collier: Scratching the Surface

An exhibition of scratchboard art

Scratchboard art is done on a prepared board that is coated with a thin layer of clay and black ink. The black ink is scratched off with an assortment of sharp tools, being careful not to go too deep. Coloured ink can be applied during the scratching process. When the ink is dry it can be scratched and reapplied until the desired effect is achieved.

The images included in this show are both man made and from nature. Colour has only been added sparingly in these pieces. This way the focus is on values and textures of the subjects.

Louise Collier is a visual artist who lives in Mount Pearl. She has a B.A. in Fine Art, B.Ed. and Dip. in Graphic Design. She is an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists and her work has won awards both locally and internationally.