Master Scratchboard Artist

Diana works since many years in Scratchboard technique and has been named Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA) by the International Society of Scratchboard Artists in 2022.

A Scratchboard is made of a wooden panel, covered with white Caolin clay and painted completely black on top with Indian ink. Sharp tools are used to scratch and remove the black ink from the surface. The white clay layer gets revealed in this process in delicate lines and textures which create the final image.

It was in her early twenties when Diana discovered Scratchboard for the first time, eventually leading her to a membership with the International Scratchboard Art Society in 2017.

The unique technique still fascinates the artist in every aspect. From the drama in the black and white contrast and the possibility to work in a very detailed style, to communicate her emotions about the wildlife subjects, which she depicts in Scratchboard art.

Over the years Scratchboard has become a strong and beloved medium in her portfolio and Diana has received great feedback in national and international venues as an artist working in this technique. She was named Germany’s best bird artist for her Scratchboard work - granted with the ‘Silver Owl’ award, the highest recognition for wildlife art in Germany.

Scratchboard Art Society

The International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA) was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to the promotion of scratchboard as fine art, providing support to artists, and education to the public about this amazing medium.