I am a self taught artist. I love to travel, road trip is my favorite phrase. Hitting the road with my camera is a joy for me. All of my art is done by using my own personal photo's that I have taken on my many trips. In the past I have been a pencil artist, but a few years ago I discovered scratchboard art and I really love it. I love high contrast and with scratchboard I can finally get the deep blacks that I have always wanted. I am currently adding color to my pieces by using Inktense Colored Pencils and adding additional textures by using different tools for my scratches. It has been fun.
I am married with two pretty much grown kids. I reached the empty nest years and I'm loving the fact that I can spend hours in my art room and not worry about what the kids are doing. They are both on their own and I am proud of them.
Art has always been in my life and it brings me joy. I hope it brings you joy too.
Best of Life to You ...... Danna Fruetel
Active member and treasurer of The International Society of Scratchboard Artists scratchboardsociety.org