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Vern Scharf Paintings from Santa Cruz, California

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

What do dogs dream about during their many naps on your best stuff? No one will ever know unless they learn to speak Labrador Retriever. In this dog’s dream, she’s wheeling the family bus (that she’s never allowed in) to the beach, and is spinning donuts in the sands of Capitola with all of her pack of barkmates from the neighborhood. No worries, no collars, barking when they want, parking where they want, and driving with only an expired dog license. This odyssey was painted in Genuine...


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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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