Current work by this artist - click on an image for a larger photo with more details.
Scrimshaw, the technique of etching onto polished ivory and then apply ink to the porous lines, first blossomed with efforts of 17th century whalers. This intricate and collectable art form has since evolved into the highly prized works done by artists of the Pacific Northwest and now is known for its colourful images and fine details.
As one of Canada's finest scrimshandlers, Ginny Hall has developed a unique style, influenced by the
wild beauty of British Columbia. With a degree in Environmental Sciences and an obvious love for nature, she
has focused her work on fossilized mammoth ivory. These prehistoric tusks have been preserved in the
far north for thousands upon thousands of years.
Ginny Hall lives in Armstrong, B.C. and her work continually finds its way in to art collections throughout the world.