Arkansas Artist: Darrell Loy Scott

1/28/2005

Arkansas Artist: Darrell Loy Scott
January 28 through March 27, 2005
Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists

Darrell Scott’s stylized figurative paintings depict the rural gentility of the South with scenes titled “Jambalaya” and “Church Hat Ladies.” Scott refers to these paintings as folk art although he was trained in art for a short time at the College of the Sequoias before enlisting in the Air Force. The canvasses are bright and colorful with a pronounced use of contrast and semi-pointillism. His cheerful subject matter and upbeat themes of family life are visual expressions of his attitude toward painting. “I don’t think about painting for other people…or whether the painting will sell or not,” Scott says. “I paint because it makes me happy.”Currently residing in Hot Springs, Scott’s work is shown at galleries in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee. Some of the artist’s paintings will be available for sale through the Museum Store.