Artist Scott Mattlin
The Artist Says:
At this time where I find so many friends and acquaintances asking what they REALLY should be doing with their lives;..I am incredibly grateful to know with certainty that I am doing exactly what I was meant to do in my own life.
Painting , teaching and helping other aspiring artists, and making attempts to create something beautiful or interesting is my life's work.
"The colors,..the colors! Add to that the layers and you have a visual treasure every time my eyes rest on your paintings"
"The unforgettable oils of Scott Mattlin gently embrace his viewers at once with their immediacy, elegance, and by an irresistible call for engagement. Scott's choice of subject matter, his masterful ability for composition, and his brilliant talent for the juxtaposition of light and shadow- all evoke a powerful old world feel, yet with an irrefutable modern edge.
Vibrant, passionate and tender, these eloquent works speak to a universal calling; the yearning for beauty, meaning, and connection within an increasingly disenfranchised modern day world"
-Virginia Wentworth Barnes
owner- Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, Ma.
Other Artists Say:
After being invited to go pleineir painting with Dennis Sheehan and Richard Schmid in Vermont: Seeing several of my studio pieces that I brought along to show him.for the first time: ........ "Wow;..where did you learn to paint like that?!"-Richard Schmid
Scott Mattlin is an artist with a deep and passionate appreciation for beauty in the natural world and within the human spirit. This enthusiastic and sensitive joy is reflected strongly in his artwork. His work is executed in a vibrant, impressionistic style, which - while still retaining its representational roots, incorporates abstract elements, resulting in a uniquely contemporary union.
As a young man, Scott traveled throughout North America trying his hand at a dizzying number of careers and trades. Nothing truly resonated however, until his childhood passion for painting was re-kindled. At nearly 30 years of age, Scott's art education began in Southern California. While preparing to enter the Art Center School of Design in California he developed a friendly relationship with a group of successful local artists who agreed to mentor him; among them, internationally respected wildlife artist Joe Garcia. Scott abandoned his plans for formal education and embarked on an intensive four-year period of study and painting that was to change his life forever.
Since that time, Scott's dedication to creating beautiful and expressive paintings has manifested broadly into the development of a wide range of enthusiastic collectors, exhibitions, and awards. Scott’s work has appeared in numerous feature articles in magazines such as Southwest Art, Lattitudes Magazine, Western Art and Architecture, American Art Collector, and others. He has appeared in a wide variety of art and instructional publications. As a member of the Oil Painters of America, he has been juried into regional and national OPA events, as well as the prestigious Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show, as well as a wide range of juried national exhibitions. As a veteran art instructor, he has taught master watercolor workshops nationwide at the invitation of the Grumbacher Company, as well as appearing as a keynote speaker at their national conferences.
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