EVOLVE YOUR MIND W/Fine Artist Hillary Scott

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What does it truly take to evolve your mind to see the world for what it is rather than what you think it is? In this episode fine artist Hillary Scott discusses some techniques for artists to see rather than just work from bias.

Hillary Scott is an academically trained landscape painter from northeast Massachusetts. She earned her BFA from UMass Low- ell (2002) in children's book illustration. She illustrated books for many years before making the transition to landscape painting in 2014. Hillary has an affinity for marshes, seas, and skies and finds endless inspiration in the beautiful New England landscape. She has studied with contemporary artists including Karen Black- wood and Sean Beavers in addition to workshops with other local artists. Since she began exhibiting her oil paintings a few years ago she has been accepted into numerous juried shows and won several awards. Her landscape paintings are in private collections worldwide. Hillary is a member of the Oil Painters of America and a master artist member of Newburyport Art Association

Hillary says that “as a former illustrator, my technique and goals have evolved. I've long admired painters like Maxfield Parrish, who successfully cre- ated a perfect balance between realism and fantasy. Thus, the purely magical scenes I once painted have been incorporated into realist images sourced from plein air studies, photos, visits, memory and imagination. In my latest series of paintings, I strive to capture the fleeting moments of morning and evening light. I'm fascinated by the effect of light on landscapes and attempt to convey a sense of space, season, serenity, and nostalgia.

My compositions are designed to evoke an emotional reaction from the viewer; I consider a visceral response from my audience an important measure of success for a painting. Though I consider myself a realist, the minute details of a place are secondary to the mood and lighting they capture.”

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