"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.