Q&A With Angela Scott Paintings
Angela Scott first exhibited with Chester Arts Fair back in 2014, selling a number of paintings to visiting art collectors and buyers as well as meeting like-minded artists with a passion for watercolour who took up a series of workshops with Angela to learn new techniques and skills. Since then Angela has been a regular to the Fair, returning once again this November to showcase her latest collection of paintings inspired by the beautiful Shropshire countryside.
We caught up with Angela to ask a few questions about her inspirations and where it all began …
What inspired you to become an artist?
I’ve always loved art. From an early age it was my absolute passion. I would enter and win national competitions both at school and art college. I’ve been a practising artist since college really, firstly as a studio potter in Llangollen and then returning to my first love; painting.
Where did you study art, and discover your real passion?
From an early age I loved painting and after attending Lymm Grammar School where the Art Master was creative and forward thinking, I then went to the Manchester College of Art and Design where Fine Art was my main Subject with additional subject being Pottery. On leaving College I found A job as a studio potter as earning a living as an artist would have been very difficult then
Summarise your art as if introducing it for the very first time.
My paintings are contemporary landscapes and seascapes, taken from carefully observed scenes and locations. Drawings are taken back to the studio and mainly using watercolours, the initial drawing quite often changes with the resultant painting being both rhythmical and vibrant.
To what senses would your paintings appeal to buyers and collectors at Chester Arts Fair?
My paintings are quite unique and very different to other watercolours. The handling of the paint means the finished piece is neither traditional nor too abstract. The scene and the paint compliment one another, giving each piece of work its own style and vibrancy.
What makes your art different from other art like it?
The main purpose of my art is to encourage viewers to enjoy the vibrancy of my watercolours with the layering of washes. My paintings capture a single snapshot of the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Whether pathways leading into the landscape or the flash of light breaking through the clouds, or trees and wildlife shining on water, glorious colours of sunset, or vapour trails criss-crossing the sky, there is much beauty close by. My work captures this in a frame, something that can be taken away and admired year on year.
What recognition have you received from your artwork?
In 1994 I illustrated a poetry book which ultimately got me back into painting and using watercolours. From there I won numerous awards including First Prize in the Black Sheep Open in Hawarden (2000), First Prize at the Oswestry Open (2004), Highly Commended award at the Oswestry Open (2005) and in 2014 I won the Crystal Trophy for Fine Art by Aspire Magazine.
To find out more about Angela, visit her profile page and don’t forget to drop by her stand and say hello at the Fair this November. Doors open for the Private View from 6pm on Friday 17th November, then open from 10:30 to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday at Chester Racecourse. Tickets can be purchased online here.
For more details, call 01244 952020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.