Scratching The Surface

  Welcome to my site. I specialize in traditional black & white scratchboard by applying digital color. I love the contrast of raw and bold line work with expressive contours and textures. The use of color captures a whole new dimension.

  I love reading biographies about minorities and their contributions, whose stories have fallen through the cracks of time. I am inspired to bring awareness to their life's work for today's young readers through picture book stories. In doing so, I remain loyal to the research required for the re-creation of a historical piece. I personally enjoy the developmental process, as each subject requires a new set of challenges. To share the end result is most rewarding. Please review my portfolio, I welcome your comments and thank you for your interest.


JoAnna Lapati