Larson's unique approach to her work is through the use of the rare
and demanding scratchboard technique. Working on smooth Clayboard,
a board with a white china clay surface, Judy Larson paints her subject
solidly with black India ink. Then, using an X-Acto knife and
blades that she changes every few minutes, she scratches out magnificent
Two themes predominate, and often converge, in Judy Larson's "art
of concealed imagery": the precarious balance of wildlife in today's
environment and the fate of Native Americans whom Larson especially
admires for their intuitive understanding of ecological balance. After
receiving a B.S. in Commercial Art from Pacific Union College in California,
Judy spent 17 years as a commercial artist, illustrator and art director.
In addition to limited edition fine art prints, her work has been
published in two books, Hidden Spirits: Search-and-Find Scenes from
the American West, a children's book, and The Spirit Within.