I began my art journey in 1998 by signing up for local watercolor classes here in Gainesville and that got me started painting. I took a few workshops and practiced whatever I could learn. I discovered my favorite subject is the landscape, but I enjoy the occasional departure to capture some other inspiration. I thrive on the struggle of pushing myself in new directions, and enjoy wandering out of my comfort zone to learn a new approach or tackle a difficult subject (though I’m often heard grumbling in the process). I suppose this is what inspired me to shift from watercolor to acrylic and then to pastel.
I have won awards for paintings in each of the mediums that I work in, but right now I’m totally hooked on having my fingers covered in pastel dust. I have never taken a pastel class or workshop; learning mostly from trial and error, Pastel Journal magazine and a few online resources.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the artist community here in Gainesville; serving as President of the Gainesville Fine Arts Association and on the Harn Advisory Council, and participating in many workshops, exhibitions, and en plein air events. Today, I am particularly excited to exhibit my pastel landscapes at The Artisans Guild, a place synonymous with Gainesville art.
I enjoy talking to others about my artwork, so I encourage you to be brave and let me know what you think! I appreciate any attempts to describe an honest reaction to my art, it all helps me grow.
You can find out more about me, view my art, or contact me through my website at www.scottplamp.com.
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ILLUSTRATOR, JAY WINTER COLLINS
There is a calm that comes from repetition A quiet that comes from symmetry Patterns and lines
There is a hope that comes with color See there the humanity in the flaws Reassurance
The broken pieces Translucent where the light can shine Happiness in child-like things
The artist Jay Winter Collins has been showing and selling her work for six years. She begins with color and shape and randomness that suggests a picture sometime later. She draws with paint, using high-flow acrylic markers, alternating layers of paint and layers of varnish. She creates jewel-like colors that reflect. She is happiest when lost in a painting. It is her hope that the painting or object brings simple, quiet happiness to the viewer. 2018
Join us for Artwalk Gainesville. It is held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm. Our next Artwalk will be Friday, September 27th, 2019. Come out and meet October Guest Artist Jay Winter Collins