|Virginia Scott's life-long interest in art has been influenced by her observation of and fascination with the changing scenery of her native New England. With the changing seasons, the colors in nature's canvas are a constant source of inspiration as Virginia travels to the mountains, lakes, the ocean and countryside. |
During Virginia's years as an elementary teacher she studied at the Boston Museum School, the Worcester Art Museum, the Danforth Museum and at the atelier of Robert Cormier, Fenway Studios, Boston.
Virginia coordinated two portrait workshops for Daniel Greene, nationally known pastelist and portrait painter. She was a partner in the 281 Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston. She now devotes full time to painting with pastels as her favorite medium, but she also works in acrylics and oils. Her style is impressionistic with emphasis on time and place. She endeavors to transport the viewer to the sites of her observations. These locations include European countries and several states in the United States.
The following artist's statement explains Virginia's reations to these travels:
"Art is seeing the image of a person or place. The function of the artist is to help interpret these images for others, bringing enjoyment and awareness to the viewer. When my paintings bring pleasure to others, them my reason for creating art is fulfilled."
Ms. Scott holds membership in art associations in Boston; Newport, RI; Framingham, MA; and Concord, MA where she is a "Distinguished Artist" member of one of the oldest art associations in the country - once presided over by Daniel French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.
Virginia's work is represented in collections in the United States, Australia, Russia and Spain.