CROCODILIAN SCRATCHBOARDS is a natural history art exhibition about anatomy and texture. John Agnew utilizes the medium of scratchboard because of its affinity to early zoological illustration, and its ability to treat the species in exquisite detail. The contrast of black and white lines is well suited for showing off intimate details of a crocodile’s scaly texture. John Agnew has traveled worldwide in search of his subjects, including Borneo, Thailand and the Peruvian Amazon in addition to much of the United States. Among his many accomplishments and honors was his 2011 appointment as Artist in Residence at Everglades National Park. John Agnew's work has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, Reptiles, and various other periodicals. In 2001, North Light Books published a book entitled Painting The Secret World Of Nature entirely written and illustrated by John Agnew. The exhibit is comprised of 30 works including 20 scratchboards, plus preparatory sketches and paintings.
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