Dennis James Logsdon

Artist in Clay Engraving (Claybord & Scratchboard)

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with a bald eagle  Dennis Logsdon has been a scratchboard artist for more than 50 years. Although he is primarily a wildlife artist, he also enjoys doing character studies. Considered a master of the scratchboard medium, Logsdon is one of only a few artists working in scratchboard and clayboard for the international wildlife market. "I love the textures, details and feel of the engraving process," he explains. "It fits my needs in sharing the love of animals and nature I grew up with. It is a constant challenge to expand the range of the medium and still maintain the discipline."

 Logsdon's work has been displayed at many venues including the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in South Carolina, the Easton Waterfowl festival in Easton, Maryland, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Wildlife Art Show, Nature Works in Tulsa,, Oklahoma, the Florida Wildlife Expo in Orlando, and the Wildlife and Western Heritage Show in Houston, Texas. Among the many awards his work has won are Best of Show for Scratchboard at the National Wildlife Show in Kansas City, Missouri and Best of Show for Original Artwork at the Wildlife Art Show in New Bern, North Carolina. Logsdon won the purchase award at Art of the Animal Kingdom at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont in 1999. His piece was part of the US touring exhibit for the Center in 2000.

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Logsdon has done work for the US Marine Corp, the US Navy, NASA, and Martin Corp. His work is part of the Raymond James Financial Center art collection in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was also part of their Wildlife Reflections Art Show in March 2001 where wildlife artists from around the world were in attendance. Logsdon is an associate member of SAA (Society of Animal Artists).

Commissions are accepted for animals, pets or professional. Lectures on clayboard engraving for your Art Association or group can be arranged.

The Technique on Claybord:

Step 1: Original Drawing

Step 2: Ink Drawing on Board

Step 3: Ink Drawing & Background Color

Step 4: Board Ink Sprayed, Scratching Started

Step 5: Scratching Complete

Dennis Logsdon contact info (be patient please, the phones are hard of hearing!):
Home - 727-771-0268
Cell - 727-212-9403