Born and raised in Waterloo, Canadian scratchboard artist Elizabeth Grant has always loved art and drawing. Currently living and working in Peterborough as a supply teacher, she has a BA in Classical Studies from the University of Guelph and a BEd from Trent University.
Though she has no formal artistic training, she has been informally studying art her whole life, practicing drawing from a young age and visiting museums and art galleries on every trip she has taken. When it comes to her scratchboard art, what began in high school as a simple hobby has grown into a true appreciation for the art form. With years of practice and dozens of pieces made, she has refined her abilities and style as she scratches the black surface away to reveal the tiniest details. Each work takes hours of detailed and focused work, though for her, it is always a pleasure to make each piece. “The fun of making this art”, according to Elizabeth, “is in the challenge that each new piece presents. Focusing on greater complexity and detail with each piece, I enjoy playing with the light that the scratches reveal to show the beauty of what is around me.”