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, a Colorado native, lives and works in New Mexico. Currently working on groundbreakingly complex and painstakingly detailed block prints, Parker still manages to find time for explorations in drawing and painting. Prior to moving to Santa Fe from New York City the artist successfully completed the Gulf of Mexico Survey and the immense and record-breaking; National Park Project.

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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