Featured Artist Carol Scott

Brilliantly vivid prisms of color and light dazzle the eyes in artist Carol Scott’s spectacular and complex paintings and drawings. Visit her website to learn more about her process and story.

 

“Crystal #38 - Coke and Crystal” Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 30" by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #38 – Coke and Crystal” Acrylic on Canvas, 40″ x 30″

 

Looking at my art will show you pieces of my soul. I have created about six hundred works and been in over two hundred exhibitions. Currently, I am Professor of Art at the University of Holy Cross, New Orleans.

 

“Crystal #3” Color Pencil on Mat Board, 40” x 30” by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #3” Color Pencil on Mat Board, 40” x 30”

 

A significant change occurred in my creative process when I got my first digital camera. Instead of finding images or exploring an expressive non object form, I arrange, photograph and manipulated the images that are to become works in acrylic paint or colored pencil.

 

“Crystal #29 – Dome” Colored Pencil on Wood, 30" x 30" by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #29 – Dome” Colored Pencil on Wood, 30″ x 30″

 

After years of complaining about the cost of framing colored pencil works, I changed the material I work on from paper to wood or board. This allows me to coat the finished work with a varnish and not frame them behind glass.

 

“Crystal #43 - Under Glass, Jeff Koons” Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Encaustic Board, 36" x 36" by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #43 – Under Glass, Jeff Koons” Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Encaustic Board, 36″ x 36″

 

Reacting against simplicity, I design complex compositions. Call me boastful or vain, but it is important to me for my work to show virtuosity. The level of detail creates a Zen-like process.

 

“Crystal #4 - Tou Jours Moi” Color Pencil on Mat Board, 24” x 20” by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #4 – Tou Jours Moi” Color Pencil on Mat Board, 24” x 20”

 

Crystal and glass fascinates me. Light seen through a broken bottle or a piece of fine crystal is beautiful.

 

“Crystal #10 - A Rosary to Pray On” Acrylic on Canvas, 40” x 30” by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #10 – A Rosary to Pray On” Acrylic on Canvas, 40” x 30”

 

The optical possibilities of color showing through multiple layers of space are endless.

 

“Crystal #45 - Splenda” Colored Pencil on Encaustic Board, 18” x 24” by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #45 – Splenda” Colored Pencil on Encaustic Board, 18” x 24”

 

In the beginning of this series, I started with traditional still life. Then, I emphasized the conceptual nature of the art by what I selected to see through the crystal.

 

“Crystal #22 - Pink Chandelier” Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Clay Board, 40” x 30”by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #22 – Pink Chandelier” Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Clay Board, 40” x 30”

 

I further expanded the possibilities of the subject by deconstructing segments of crystal so focus is placed on the visual aspects instead of the function.

 

“Crystal #14 – Flutes” Mixed Media on Hardboard, 18” x 24” by artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Crystal #14 – Flutes” Mixed Media on Hardboard, 18” x 24”

 

To this end, my work attempts to reconcile the disparate styles of representation and abstraction in a mutual aesthetic coexistence.

 

Artist Carol Scott. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Carol Scott.

 

In the twenty first century, I want to celebrate human sight as we react to how we see as we question what we see.

 

Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Click below to sign up for our twice-monthly email. You’ll get all this plus opportunities and special offers that you can’t get anywhere else!

Sign Up For Updates!

Speak Your Mind

*