“Recollection”, new paintings by F. Scott MacLeod, opens SATURDAY, September 9th at Harvest Gallery in Wolfville.
F. Scott MacLeod was born in 1954 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. After living and working in Ontario for many years, he moved from Huntsville, Ontario to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1999. MacLeod is a self-taught artist and has worked in a variety of media. Although drawing has been one of his fortes, painting with oil on canvas now dominates his professional life. His work continually evolves and yet maintains a strong, simplified approach. His paintings convey mood and emotion through the use of vibrant colour and bold composition. His vibrant landscapes are much sought after. They are stunning in their intensity and seductive in their beauty. His paintings focus on composition, colour and form using paint applied in layers. Influenced by the likes of Matisse, Modigliani and Diebenkorn, MacLeod’s technique is spontaneous and painterly, yet not overthought; his works maintain cohesiveness in their structure and integrity in their composition. As an artist, MacLeod is a free spirit. His paintings utter simple truths unfettered by politics, commerce or dogma. His paintings are in major private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the USA and are regularly featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions.
“My works are based on restructured memories. I don’t work ‘on site’ or from reference. Instead, I take in and observe locales and people that interest me. At a later time, these images and feelings crystallize into paintings. My concerns in painting are with light, colour (to create mood), composition, and design. The images draw from both classical forms and abstraction and are usually presented as a vista or overview. The portraits attempt to create strong psychological studies. Working this way allows me to edit the painting and redesign the remembered image.” -Scott
Join us Saturday, September 9th from 2-4 at Harvest Gallery for the opening reception. Scott will be in attendance and light local refreshment will be served.
The show runs through October 8th, 2017. Preview the exhibition www.harvestgallery.ca
462 Main St
Wolfville, Nova Scotia