Artwork by Lynn Kibbe: Scratchboard artist intricately depicts animals, nature
Lycoming County | Pine Creek Valley & The PA Grand Canyon
By Katie Weidenboerner-Deppen
After painting for 20 years, Lynn found her art in an online forum. She’s since been doing scratchboard art for about ten years.
“It’s tedious work, some people might mind it but I don’t,” she said. “I like the detail I can get and it’s extremely challenging to get the effect you want. It’s pretty unforgiving.”
Focusing on nature and animals, each piece takes her several weeks to complete.
A tool-based art, Kibbe carry around a tackle box full of instruments to scratch with and says she “sees things around places and thinks ‘how do I use that’.”
Her favorite tool is the scalpel knife, which is like an X-acto knife, but finer.
A member of the International Scratchboard Society, Lynn said, “I fell in love with the great contrast and the details I could achieve with scratchboard…I’ve seen about 85 percent of Pennsylvania wildlife on this property (at her home). I get a lot of inspiration here.”
Lynn Kibbe is a professional level juried artisan member of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Lynn and leave her a review or recommendation on her WCO profile.
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