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t’s kind of like an oceangoing ship turned upside down, sailing toward the Galisteo Basin,” painter Michael Scott says of his 2,000-squarefoot studio in Lamy. Scott worked with local sculptor and builder Mike Sharber to construct the space in 2001, and now Scott— accompanied by his dogs Shadow, a border collie, and Bullet, a German wirehaired pointer—paints here nearly every day. He listens to music (classical, blues, electronic) as he creates his painterly, highly stylized visions, which most recently have incorporated rescue dogs. “I’m a narrative storyteller, so a narrative painter,” he says. Scott is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe. His latest project, a collection of paintings he calls The Doggie Diaries, can be seen at Gerald Peters Gallery in New York in January and February, just in time for the Westminster Dog Show.

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