Wildlife artist Lori Dunn is one of Canada’s foremost scratchboard artists. After earning a degree in zoology, she spent many years as a zookeeper and naturalist. These years of experience gave her a deep appreciation for the need to protect habitat and endangered species.
Lori resumed the artistic endeavor's she started as a child, finding a way to combine her artistic ability and her desire to conserve nature. Most of her artworks are accompanied by a narrative serving to educate others on the conservation status of the species and its importance to our environment.
The medium of scratchboard allows for incredible detail and quality of light in the black and white image. Using only the tip of an x-acto blade, every line is meticulously etched into the white clay layer.
Lori Dunn's scratchboard artworks have garnered National and international recognition. She is a signature member of The Society of Animal Artists, and has achieved her master title from the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Many of her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries across North America. She works from her home studio in Norwood, Ontario, Canada.