Marcia Barclay has been involved in art most of her life, working mostly with oils and colored pencil. About five years ago, she was introduced to the little-known medium of Scratchboard Art. Scratchboard uses a media panel finished with Kaolin clay that is coated with black India Ink. The artist uses a sharp instrument such as a scalpel or Exacto-knife to scratch-out or engrave an exacting image in the clay with just lines and dots. Color can then be added using various colored inks. Scratchboard is one of the most difficult and unforgiving mediums to master, requiring excellent drawing skills and painstaking attention to details.
Marcia has studied under well-known Scratchboard artists Cathy Sheeter and Rick Wheeler, as well as renowned wildlife artists, Edward Aldrich and Guy Combes. Her specialty is animals and wildlife.
Her Scratchboard work has been displayed at the annual Tucson Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Art Show and Sale, and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona…and the Cuchara Hermosa Art Show and the Timbers Art Gallery in Cuchara, Colorado.
Marcia is a member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, Artists for Conservation, American Women Artists, Friends of Western Art, and the Starr Pass Art League.