Eric M. Scott

Mixed Media
Eric M. Scott
510 South 9th Street, Purcellville, VA, USA

Stop #32

About the Artist

139, Mixed media on canvas, 12"x12", 2008
139, Mixed media on canvas, 12"x12", 2008

Eric M. Scott is an artist and educator born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Purcellville and teaches art at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School in Leesburg. He is coauthor of the best selling books, The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict and Journal Fodder 365: Daily Doses of Inspiration for the Art Addict.

My work centers on the structure of thought, memory, and experience, and I am interested in the connections we have within ourselves, with others, and with places. My process is an excavation of my experiences, my memories, and my connections with others, and at times it takes on a completely non-objective form with no representational images, words, objects, or symbols. At other times, it takes the form of symbols, collage, images, and words. At all times, my process is a layering process — physically with media, conceptually with the ideas, and metaphorically with the imagery. I peel back the layers to unearth that which is hidden and to sift through the defenses and barriers.

I am interested in the things that we do not say — cannot say — the things that we fear, push down, and hide, so my work is about the push-and-pull of spaces — foreground vs. background — three-dimensional vs. two-dimensional — physical vs. mental — internal vs. external. My work is about breaking down walls and putting up barriers — about how we connect to ourselves, how we connect to others, and how we connect to the places we live. But most importantly it is about how we human beings are multi-layered, complex mechanisms with a core of vulnerable truth.

Sift, Mixed media on paper, 6"x9", 2009
Sift, Mixed media on paper, 6"x9", 2009
Excavation 1, Acrylic on paper relief, 22"x30", 2009
Excavation 1, Acrylic on paper relief, 22"x30", 2009
Excavation 10, Acrylic on paper relief, 22"x30", 2009
Excavation 10, Acrylic on paper relief, 22"x30", 2009
Excavation 12, Watercolor pencil and colored pencil on paper, 6"x9", 2010
Excavation 12, Watercolor pencil and colored pencil on paper, 6"x9", 2010
Unearth, Watercolor pencil and colored pencil on paper, 11"x14", 2011
Unearth, Watercolor pencil and colored pencil on paper, 11"x14", 2011
Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 4"x6", 2014
Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 4"x6", 2014
Untitled, Acrylic on paper, 4"x6", 2014
Untitled, Acrylic on paper, 4"x6", 2014
Home 6, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12", 2014
Home 6, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12", 2014
Home 7, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12", 2014
Home 7, Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12", 2014
Studio, Interior
Studio, Interior
Studio, Exterior
Studio, Exterior

Offering on tour: A variety of mixed media paintings and drawings, artist prints, and signed copies of my books. I will share my process as I work.

Map and Directions:

Stop #32

Directions to Eric M. Scott:

From Business Route 7/Main Street in Purcellville, turn at the stop light onto Maple Avenue heading south toward Lincoln, and go about 0.3 mile. Turn left onto S. 9th Street and go about 0.1 mile. Driveway is on the right, additional parking is just ahead to left. Studio is in garage.