Anne Palmer


Anne has been an artist her whole life as well as having a career in the defense industry for 30 years. She graduated from Ohio University with majors in fine art and psychology and received a Master’s in Gerontology at the University of Arizona later on. Through all of it, she pursued her art, primarily in pen & ink, pencil, and scratchboard. For many years she worked for Coldwell Banker Realty in Lake Arrowhead, CA renderings homes in pen & ink. She also rendered homes in Palm Springs and spent several years illustrating a pet column for the LA Times Home Section.

Anne felt drawn to scratchboard 9 years ago because it is a beautiful art form, especially when applied to animals. Her love of animals has always been an important part of who she is, so they are the focus of her art today. She is in my fifth season as a volunteer wildlife rescuer with the Tucson Wildlife Center as well as for two local raptor centers. “When I’m teaching scratchboard, I tell my students that when I’m revealing the coat of an animal or the shape of its head on my board, it’s almost like I’m touching the animal itself, moving my hand over its body. I want the respect and love I feel for them very evident in my art, and my desire is that my art increases the same for everyone who views it.”

Anne joined the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) in 2014 and currently holds Signature status. She has sold her work and received awards at the renowned Mountain Oyster Contemporary Art Show and Sale in Tucson, AZ, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and through ISSA. My work is currently being shown and sold in the Absolutely Art Gallery in Catalina, AZ

Mountain Oyster Contemporary Art Show and Sale

2017: People’s Choice Award (McCalla Award)
2018: People’s Choice Award (McCalla Award)

Artwork to be Showcased