My paintings explore different levels of the human condition and the inescapable aspects of being an individual. Creating a visual language through color and expressive brushstroke, my narrative is invoked through three different bodies of work addressing the divergent aspects of emotion collectively.
The “Midnight Cravings” are a series of paintings that address desire and yearning. Enticing our most primal impulses that should not always be satiated.The foods I paint are real guilty pleasures that intrigue and taunt the senses.These indulgences ignite a raw hunger through irresistible food fantasies.
My interpretation of the figure can be explained through color choice and diverse paint applications to express and interpret the individual. These figures represent the experience of life and introspection, often contemplating their own elusive existentialism.
Strength, sensitivity and beauty are the landmarks that inspire these wide open spaces. By conveying the mysteries of these unrevealed vistas, my landscapes represent raw passion and a sense of awe with the world around us.
Artist Statement:
scott french©
1998 Portfolio Center, Illustration
2011 University of South Carolina, Etheridge Center, Aiken, South Carolina
2010 Hush, Pizer Fine Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
2009 One Man Show, Cherrylion Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2012    Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott, Decatur, GA
2011    Live at Lovetts Group Show, Lovetts Gallery,Tulsa, OK
         The Price Is Right, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010    Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         Rhapsody, Pizer Fine Art, Raleigh, North Carolina
2009    Masters of Influence, Lovetts Gallery,Tulsa, OK
         Little Things Means A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008    New Talent, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         Little Things Means A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007    Little Things Means A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005    Hambidge Art Show, King Plow Art Center, Atlanta, GA
         Whispered Conversations, Cameo Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
         Hambidge Art Show, King Plow Center, Atlanta, GA
2004    The Figure, Cameo Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
         Trinity Spotlight on Southern Artist,Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003    Hungry Souls, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
         New Views, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002    Two, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
          Regional, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
          December Show, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2001    Concerning the Figure, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         Holiday Show, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2000    Figures in Motion, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         December Group Show, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         Strange Delights, Trish Arnold Gallery, Aiken, SC
         Quiet Awakening, Cameo Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
1999    Ceremony, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         New Talents, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
         Ten Year Anniversary, Aliya-Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010    Helper Art Workshops, Helper, UT
            Paul Davis - Figure Painting and Exploration of Style and Structure
            David Dornan - Painting: Discovering Process
            Easton School, Easton, MD
            Kim English - The Figure In Landscape
2000    Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
         Carol Goldsleger - Encaustic Painting
1999    Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale,AZ
         Milt Kobayahsi - Painting the Figure
1998    Portfoilio Center,Atlanta, GA
         Craig Nelson, Painting - Alla Prima
1997    Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale,AZ
         Thomas Buechner, Renaissance Techniques
2011    Area Zine Art Magazine, Special Edition 4th Anniversary Issue, Germany
2010   Carrie Leigh’s Nude Art Magazine, Winter 2010
2008   Area Zinc Art Magazine, Special Edition, Second Anniversary, 8th Issue
2001   Art in America