About the Artist: Scott W. Parker
The process of making a work of art begins long before drawing the composition
for Scott W. Parker. Literally exploring the land while figuratively exploring
the idea of landscape Parker creates in the media of drawing/painting and printmaking.
He considers the path of travel and creation to be closely linked, sometimes
the path is familiar or it’s foreign, sometimes it is ordinary or extraordinary
and sometimes it is just a bad trip. This drives the artist to his next piece
or project. Before the choices of color, the use of pattern and repetition
or the creation of space within the picture plane Parker spends time within
the environment of the subject to better understand and learn. “It is
important to experience the location with all senses, to create ordered work
that captures the mood of distinct landscapes” states the artist. Whether
finished on site or created from study materials Parker employs color, pattern
and the creation of space to allow the eye to move through the subject. Parker
often imagines stepping into his own work and being able to walk within the
2-D confines. With memories of his life Parker looks ahead to the next work.
Parker has consistently mounted solo exhibits in Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and New Jersey, and has participated in group exhibits in Chicago, New York, Denver, Bozeman, Montana, and Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Parker’s work can also be found in collections ranging from the Anschutz Collection in Denver, Booz, Allen and Hamilton in Chicago, the Hofstra University Museum and the Forbes Collection in New York, amongst notable others.
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