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Thomas Scott is an emerging realist painter. Working within the areas of portraiture and still life, he explores the dynamics of the emotional vs. the physical. What at first may appear as subtle and humble, the subject he chooses, eventually becomes a psychological essay of his visualized world. Scott regards the artists that have influenced him most to be from the usual suspects of old masters to those more contemporary to him such as Pietro Annigoni and Antonio LÃ³pez GarcÃa.
Scott’s process involves working directly from life, whether with a model (including himself), or with still life objects dismissed as castoffs. He often struggles with his anticipation of execution and doesn’t feel comfortable with his subject until well into the painting. It is in that sublime moment of revelation that he finds the compelling underpin of his work.
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