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 space and you can have more of them. They're not made to dominate a room, but  deliver that window to the outside.

To see our wearable art and merchandise of some of these paintings please visit www.cafepress.com/vernscharf_art


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 Vern Scharf • Santa Cruz, CA
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