As I have mentioned before, I like to support other artists and artisans and this time I am going to focus on artist, Scott Shearer.
I don’t really know how long I have known Scott! We both studied at Wayland Academy back in the early 70s, and Scott’s brother, Doug, was a close friend and classmate. I rediscovered, just since I have owned The Farm, that Scott and Doug’s family owned the farm just beyond my uncle’s (what is now the Shacklefords’). Low and behold, a family generation and four decades later, we are all neighbors in rural southern Wisconsin.
In reconnecting with Scott, I discovered that he is an amazing artist. For a long time I have wanted to go over and see his studio and more of his work (the studio is a legend in an of itself! Would you believe completely handmade from found materials? See a picture of it on Scott’s blog.)
Scott is currently doing a “painting a day”, an intellectual and artistic exercise to force the mind to accept new techniques and new means of expression. The resulting paintings are about 6″ x 6″, fresh with clean colors, impressionistic in their feel, rich with texture and very compelling!
During my studio visit last week (Sunday, June 23) Scott explained that he paints both from still lifes and photographs in the studio, but his current passion is plein air.
Scott is definitely an artist to keep on your watch list! His website is http://scottshearerart.blogspot.com/, You can also bid (an auction site) on the painting -a-day works on this site: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/scott-shearer-2371
You can contact him directly through his blog, or contact me and I will put you in touch.