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Sally Maxwell: Scratching the Surface

Todd Wilkinson

This monograph covers the life and career of wildlife artist Sally Maxwell, a pioneer in scratchboard painting. Maxwell is credited with advancing a medium that had been for years relegated to illustrators and children. Because of her persistence and determination, thousands of artists today use scratchboard, and not only for monochromatic drawings; many have learned to add color and dimension through demonstrations and videos created by Maxwell through Ampersand. With more than one hundred plates, Maxwell’s career and the evolution of scratchboard come to life. The text includes a foreword by acclaimed wildlife artist John Banovich and an astute essay by Todd Wilkinson.


Todd Wilkinson has been a noted American journalist and author for thirty years, known foremost for his writing about the environment and art. With assignments taking him around the world, his work has appeared widely in publications ranging from National Geographic to the Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Grizzly: The Bears of Greater Yellowstone and the biography Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Published By Rose Fredrick Fine Art Publishing

12 x 11 in. 160 pages 100 color plates