Month: January 2015

Intro to scratchboard.

come join me for my class. at ART SCHOOL OF PETERBOROUGH.


February 22, 12 – 4 pm

$60, members $54, + $15  Material Kit Fee

Scratchboards are a board that has been compressed with clay and black ink and has a printmaking quality result. This short workshop will allow you to learn simple techniques of Scratch Boards. Learn about the history of Scratchboards. There will be a discussion on line, texture, light, shadow and colour. Printing options are listed below if you wish for us to take your image and get it multiplied.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, February 18, 2015.

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00 + C$15.00

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Date: February 22, 2015




Anivale artisit statment

2014 was a very good year.

My latest show was“Anivale” at Galley in the Attic.

“Anivale” was based on the Italian saying “Ognie scherzo vale a Carnevale” (anything goes at Carnival), I have created a series of scratch-board portraits of masked and masquerading animals. This work draws on the artists’ Italian heritage; Carnevale was always a big part of Martini-Dunk’s life. Using scratchboards and relying on the simplicity of line work to capture the complexity of nature, the artists creates animals in costume and compares Man and Nature.

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“Anivale” is portmanteau that combines “animale” & “carnivale” and through it I presents animals in all their natural beauty, but masked as if in pursuit of an alternate identity or character change, protecting themselves or their soul… The artist aims to show the natural beauty of some animals who need no masks or costumes in comparison to man. Is this the true nature of this animal? Or are the animals with masks showing their true natures? In contrast man wears a mask all the time, it may not be a physical mask but a subconscious one. Is the true nature of man ever really known? In reality animals never wear masks, but man does.