Canada's Prairies: The Art Portfolio of David B. Scott
Painter David B. Scott was born in New Zealand and spent time throughout Europe and North America before coming to Canada. The artist’s current body of work focuses on the natural landscape of Canada’s prairies, with occasional architectural and animal figures.
I really appreciate the level of detail in David’s paintings. The artist’s recent works in particular make the viewer feel as though they could step right into the scene in question. I especially enjoy the way that David walks a line between photorealism, and a slightly looser, more painterly style. This is especially evident in series like Northern Light Southern Bright, where the paintings depict isolated, snowy landscapes. The way David renders the contours of snow, and the colour and shadow of sunlight, is reminiscent of Linda Lang or Ted Harrison.
David’s most recent works feature barns and other heavily weathered architectural features, painted in deliberate strokes that reflect a similarity between these structures and the land that supports them.