Cathy Sheeter

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Cathy Sheeter

United States

Cathy Sheeter’s love of animals and conservation has existed since she was a young child growing up in rural Oregon, and persisting to the present, as an internationally awarded fine artist, avid photographer, and active birder. Cathy tries to spend extensive time in the field studying the animals that she draws.

Cathy’s primary choice of fine-art mediums is scratchboard. Scratchboard involves the use of abrasive tools to scratch away a top layer of black ink to reveal a layer of white clay that is hidden beneath. From that point Cathy may choose to leave the image black and white, or to color the scratched areas with colored inks. Cathy is the President and a Master scratchboard Artist of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists and Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists. Cathy exhibits her work in around 10 to 15 national and international shows a year and teaches workshops around the US. Her work can be found in museums, corporate, and private collections around the globe.  View her work on her website at:


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