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This etcher is wild at art

June 07, 2006|By Joyce Rudolph

"I stayed with it because of the challenge," he said. "I love animals and to do fur with this medium is fantastic."

Some people have contracted him to do their pets. One of his customers bought an eagle at the opening reception of the Burbank show, he said.

She told him she was very impressed that he was able to get the beak so realistic, he said.

"It makes me feel good because I really try to get it perfect," he said.

Along with his scratchboard pieces, he is showing two large abstracts in oil and 12 abstracts in watercolor.

He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s and worked as a commercial artist. Since then he has created and sold originals and prints of his scratchboard art.

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In the last few years he has participated in art shows in most of the Western states and has won numerous Best of Show awards. His work has been represented in galleries in Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii.

FYI

WHAT: The Rudy Droguett Fine Art Exhibit 2006, featuring scratchboard works and abstract paintings

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Call for Saturday hours. The show ends June 22.

WHERE: City of Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank.

ADMISSION: Free

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