ScrimshawByFaustina Scrimshaw . . .Fine Art, with a cutting edge !!!

Age: 68
Hometown: Inverness
Accepts Commissions: Yes
Logged in: No

Number of Visits: 5180
George Washington w Monument

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Married
Smoker No
Drinker No
Education College graduate
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyFAUSTINA is a direct descendant of the famous American seamstress "Betsy Ross". This multi-talented Florida 6th generation cracker has worked in many mediums, from portrait oil painting, pencils, pen and ink, conte crayon and many more. 20 years ago, Faustina was introduced to the art of scrimshaw and acid etching by a knife maker, Paul (Pappy) Chamberlain who supplied her with tools and materials to start scrimshaw and acid-etching and since has become known throughout the world as a top artist in this field. She has publication in a quality, detailed book on Contemporary Scrimshaw by Eva Halet, you can find through her website. For more info. on scimshaw visit:
InterestsMusic, Many forms of art, History, Gardening, collecting ferns, Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmology.
MusicOwner of Killerwail Studios with husband, Dennis. Vocalist, 4 and 5 string Bass. Original composer and recording artist.
FilmsWhat the BLEEP do we know ? "V" for Vendetta, Concert Videos, Star Trek and Sci-fy
TelevisionAnything on the Discovery channel, PBS...anything to expand your mind and Enjoy the Arts, Frontline and Nova. History and Si-fi, National Geograghic, Also understanding the natural world around us.
BooksBiography on Benjamin Franklin "The first American", by H. W. Brands. Stephen Hawking books and Edgar Cayce Readings. Mutant Message Down Under, A Mind expanding read.
HeroesBenjamin Franklin Einstein Salvador Dali Jeanne Dixon Rod Serling


Gator Cutlery Club Show in Lakeland, Florida. Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia. Florida knifemakers Association Show in Tampa Florida, 1 of 3 Scrimshanders in the Knifemakers Guild. For more info go to my official website, website needs updating of sales page. . . .Thank you for your kind comments and support and best wishes!!!

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superb scrimshaw work, I am a glass engraver but I have done some scrimshaw, I really like your detailed work


Hi Faustina. You do great work. Yay Surrealism also! -Moonsman_78


Wonderful work, haven't seen new scrimshaw work in years.look forward to seeing more.


Thank you for visiting and for the compliment. Your work is very imaginative and vivid, love your use of color and form.


good work.


"Dragon" is great!


Hello and welcom. you have wonderful work-- I love it !! Yoram


Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page


wow!!!! nets


great job on all


Faustina, all I can say is WOW! amazing work, beautiful, Ive never seen anything like it.Lenke


HEY SWEETIE.....I MISSED YOU!!! Glad to see you back, and with a bunch more stuff. The DRAGON is awesome. You need to check out JASONWOHLFEIL located in the newly joined members catagory on the front page . He does knives as well. You guys need to hook-up. He seems like a rock-n-roller too!!! TALK TO YA SOON............................the BLADE.


Great work here, my favourite is " A Pair of Eagles" ....bravo ! Regards, Brischit


You've got wonderful artwork, Faustina. What an extraordinary technique! The detail and choice of colour on your art are outstanding. I like your boats also very much. Welcome to Myartprofile.


Very nice work!


I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey


I posted a few more paintings today in DARK MATTERS #2.....Would you be so kind as to take a look and give me your thoughts, Please. .......................Blade.


Faustina, your work is gorgeous. I thought scrimshaw was merely black line art. You have certainly advanced my appreciation of the genre. Best regards, Robbie.


The more I look at your work....the more detail i find.You are a great artist Faustina Mead.ROCK ON,........BLADE.


SCRIMSHAW what a wonderful tradition. Have whole elephat tusks where i am staying right now