May 31. 2017 I had coffee with a friend, Matt Stothardt, again yesterday. What a pleasure. He is probably the only full time professional scrimshaw artist still working on the West Coast.
He has been doing it for 30+ years and has won many awards. Very humble guy who achieves photorealism quality with a simple knife blade and ink. Matt makes my work look primitive. I particularly love his treatment of water — he is going to forward me an image of his current project — a skipjack boat from Chesapeake Bay soon. In the meantime here are two other recent works: