Thursday, August 7, 2008

Artist Statement "Still and Life " exhibit 2008

Skot MacDougall
New oil paintings
“Still & Life”

Artists Statement:

New oil paintings from 2008, ponderings of natures secrets with a influence of my formative years engrossed in natural sciences , I collected stones and bones and read biology texts, I was fascinated by natural structure, colour , texture, and the mystery of the whole big picture. There’s a melding of science and imagination in the work, both the subject matter and in my approach to oil painting.
This balance gives my imagination visual legs to stand on and to draw inspiration from.
I tend to see the” bigger picture” of my self after completing several” smaller pictures.”
Skot MacDougall Aug. 2008