Capturing Light Through Crystal in Paintings
Carol Scott is an artist who lives in Metairie, Louisiana and has collectors around the world. She is recognized for the manner in which she captures the refraction of light through crystal. Her inimitable style, extraordinary technique and use of color and composition in both acrylic painting and color pencil, have earned her numerous accolades.
Carol Scott received the Second Place Cash Award and also an Artist Showcase Gallery Award from Manhattan Arts International’s “The Healing Power of ART 2016” juried exhibition.
When she submitted her entries to this exhibition she wrote, “I use crystal as a metaphor for life, balancing strength and fragility, being natural but with manmade facets. To create these requires me to go deeper and deeper into a meditative intensity that envelops my entire self-transcending sickness to wholeness. Life is beautiful when with crystal clarity we envision healing.”
As one of a few artists who has elevated the color pencil to a fine art form, the Colored Pencil Society of America presented her with the Outstanding Recognition Award for the Colored Pencil Society of America’s 19th International Exhibition.She was selected for inclusion in Treasures: 72 Colored Pencil Masterworks from Around the World.
Her work has been shown in more than in more than 197 exhibitions in galleries and museums including a recent one-person exhibition at Gallery 600 Julia St., in New Orleans. The New Orleans Arts Council selected her work for purchase by the city to become part of their permanent collection.
Carol Scott, Piot Crystal, colored pencil on encaustic board not behind glass, 36″ x 24″.
She earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts, graduating Phi Kappa Phi from the University of New Orleans. Currently, she is a professor of Art at the University of Holy Cross, and has received three endowed professorships. The university commissioned her to create two mural size paintings which are on permanent display.
As an active member of the art community Scott has served on the board and as Vice President of the Women’s Caucus for Art – Louisiana Chapter.
Banner image: Pure Life, colored pencil on encaustic board (not behind glass), 24″ x 36″
Visit Carol Scott’s website at www.carolscottart.com