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Vern Scharf Paintings from Santa Cruz, California

Artist directory :: Vern Scharf Paintings from Santa Cruz, California

Aquacat isn’t a bad cat, he’s just prone to sudden behavior. He’s donned a diving suit in search of something to snack on. He was arrested on charges of attempted fishnapping when he zeroed in on the California state marine fish, a protected orange Girabaldi. Painted on a 2 x 2 inch canvas with finest French acrylics by local artguy Vern Scharf, and coated with protective glossy varnish to assure that Aquacat will have a long and happy nine lives.


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Vern Scharf 
Born in the artist colony of NoHo, back when it was just North Hollywood, my Mom gave me a John Gnagy Learn To Draw book and I was off and running, drawing snowy mailboxes, dogs, you name it. I flunked Spanish 1 three times because I was busy illustrating the boring textbook, which they would take away from me at the end of every semester. Then I went to Art Center College of Design where they made you draw everything (and sharpen your own pencils). After graduating, I got a job in a big ad agency coming up with, and drawing storyboards on how to sell cat food. A Walter Foster Learn To Draw Book taught me how to draw cats after I got the job (two ice cream cones on top of a baseball to start). I like working on smaller canvases because they take up less...


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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
United States

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