Judy Larson of Lake Elsinore, California is a member of a small but
select group of artists who routinely work in the medium of both scratchboard
and camouflage. She has been dedicated to her work for many years, but
her focus on the scratchboard/camouflage technique began only a few years
ago when she was commissioned to do a wildlife piece by a client. That
initial endeavor has led her to pursue the presentation of other more
complex wildlife subjects.
Art in its many forms has come almost naturally to Judy Larson. Born
into a family of artists, she began as a child to develop her skills
and techniques. As a youngster, when she was supposed to be in bed sleeping,
she would take a flashlight and do sketches and simple drawings under
her bed covers. Her father, as a successful commercial artists all his
life, worked in a home studio where Judy would observe his work, marveling
at the magnificent creations that would flow from his hand onto his sketchboard.
As she pointed out, "the whole family were artists of one kind or
another. Uncles, Aunts and cousins, it seemed that everyone in our family
on both sides were blessed with some level of artistic talent. So, I
guess I came by it naturally, "says Judy. "if artists aren't
born, their exposure to the craft on a daily basis must rub off... at
least it did with me."
Larson received her Bachelors of Science degree in Commercial Art in
1968. She worked in the field for several years, serving as an art director,
illustrator and advertising designer. Sixteen years ago she relocated
to Lake Elsinore and opened her own studio. Judy has exhibited in numerous
competitions and shows and is recognized throughout the United States.
Her work is represented in private collections from the Mideast to New
Print Shown: Silent Spring