South Shore Contemporary Art
F. Scott MacLeod (1954-Present)
F. Scott MacLeod was born in 1954 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. After living and working in Ontario for many years, he moved from Huntsville, Ontario to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1999. He is a self-taught artist and has worked in the mediums of ink, chalk, mixed-media, and oil. Although drawing has been one of his fortés, painting with oil on canvas now dominates his professional life. MacLeod’s work continually evolves and yet maintains a strong, simplified approach. His paintings convey mood and emotion through the use of vibrant colour and bold compositions. MacLeod is a passionate painter and for him, painting is a natural expression of his inner and outer life. He is gutsy in that he puts himself onto to canvas without reservation. His exhibition entitled “Damaged Goods” is an example of his courage as he reveals all sides of the self. It contains a collage of 58 faces on individual canvases that are p r o v o c a t i v e a n d engaging, while at times unsettling. The e x h i b i t i o n w a s showcased in the provincial newspaper, Telegraph-Journal; the first time ever that an art show made its front page.
He is also sought after for his beautiful vibrant landscapes which are stunning in their intensity and seductive in their beauty. His paintings focus on composition, colour and form using paint applied in layers. Influenced by the likes of Matisse, Modigliani and Diebenkorn, MacLeod’s technique is spontaneous and painterly, yet not over thought; his works maintain cohesiveness in their structure and integrity in their composition. As an artist, MacLeod is a free spirit. His paintings are like gifts from the heart that utter simple truths from the soul, unfettered by politics, commerce or dogma.
MacLeod is represented in Canada and the United States by four commercial galleries. His paintings are in major private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the USA and are featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions.
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