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Vern Scharf Paintings from Santa Cruz, California

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

Part of the fun of coming to the beach is the wide variety of foods you don’t get everyday. What one dietician termed, “Fun nutrition.” One of them is the hot dog. Part of the beachfront experience, whether you get one from the guy on the Santa Cruz Wharf, or anywhere on the Boardwalk, or the local Sausage Worx down the street, there’s the taste of the beach, you just can’t get inland. This Ode to one of America’s Great One-Handed Meals is painted with French acrylics over a 4 by 6 inch...


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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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