Scott Purdin

Scott Purdin
“I begin my work with an image.  This image might be my daughter’s face or a painting of Emily Bronte by her brother, Branwell.  My eye is as likely to become obsessed with a tree outside my window as a painted bird on a Pompeiian fresco. The image ignites the artistic impulse and the image becomes the focus of my work. I draw it. I paint it.  I fuss over it. I even gesso it to oblivion and start over. What is finally created are layers— an archaeological dig of sorts but in reverse. The image shaped by time, materials and me.”
Scott Purdin
Orange Cat
Mixed Media on Paper
9x12