Avenue West Gallery
907 West Boone Ave.
Spokane Wa. 99201
“On the Wild Sides” scratchboard by Robert Karr will be featured during September at Avenue West Gallery. An artist's reception will be held First Friday, September 1, from 5 to 8 pm. .
Wildlife in scratchboard is a new medium for Robert Karr He started painting late in life with local watercolorist Shirley Bird Wright as his teacher. He then took classes and workshops from many nationally known artists most particularily Lien Zhen.
He also explored other mediums such as oils and pastels before trying scratchboard. Robert says “ Getting the muscles, contours, and eyes of animals is the biggest challenge for a scratchboard artist.”
Robert belongs to several art associations and takes a very active role in promoting other artists. He is a President of Evergreen Art Association in Newport, where he also owns an iris farm.
The exhibit continues until the end of the month.