Monday, March 7, 2016

Amazing Art: The Fingerpainting of Iris Scott

If you thought fingerpainting is only what children do in kindergarten, it’s time to revise your outlook.

Iris Scott, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York City; Iris Scott, uses her fingers to create oil based artworks on canvas, images bursting with movement and colour. Her style has been referred to as textural Impressionism, one that she has made her own. Her canvases are rich, vibrant and often use up to 100 different colours in a single scene. According to Scott “There’s nothing between me and the paint – I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways brushes never could.”  Her works frequently depict a heightened, more lush version of reality. “I want my paintings to be both an escape from our everyday life, and an intensification of the recognisable.”

Some works:

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