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!
Update: March 2020
This post was written in 2013. Scott died last August. Revising this page is sad and poignant because in this day and age the internet still keeps him alive – his Facebook page and blog are still up.
I want to find out if Scott’s work is still out there and available to purchase. If I do, I will post it here. If you find out, please let me know.