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.
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