where it all happens
t hr ee lo cal a r t i st s show u s how t he y wor k by Sa ma n t h a Sch w i rck photo graph y by Wi ll McPh e rs on
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.
december 2011 /january 2012
Published on Nov 10, 2011