“A Retrospective: Etchings and Paintings” at the Marlor House Sunday, September 7 – Friday, October 31Allied Arts invites you to “A Retrospective: Etchings and Paintings” an exhibition by artist Stephanie Scott. The Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club will host an opening reception honoring the artist from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, September 7 at the John Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The public is invited to attend.
Stephanie Scott is a native of Milledgeville and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated with a B.F.A. in art from the University of Georgia and continued her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned an M.F.A. in art. Scott has many art exhibitions to her credit and says, “I am excited to have an exhibition in my home town of Milledgeville.”
With a career that spans five decades, Scott has worked both from nature and in abstraction and continues to have an interest in both. Originally a botany/biology major in college, Scott began studying art, painting abstractions derived primarily from the landscape. Her work has been influenced by such artists as Gorky, Matisse and Gauguin. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1968, Scott moved to California and concentrated on etching for seven years, primarily making black and white line etchings of landscapes and plants. Scott’s original intaglio prints are created through a process that has many steps. According to arts director Randy Cannon, “Scott uses the same tools and materials that were used in the seventeenth century to create her etchings. She will discuss that process during the opening reception.”
Besides the etchings, which are done in black and white, she has done a series of colorful watercolors of imaginary places influenced by the landscapes in the Georgia lake country.
In 1992, Scott began a note card business publishing from her larger watercolor studies of flowers, many of which she had grown; She continues that today and works full time as a professional artist.
“A Retrospective: Etchings and Paintings” will be on display through Friday, October 31. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. There is no admission fee charged to visit the gallery.
To see more images of Stephanie Scott’s work visit: http://stephaniescottartist.com/