“Through my landscape paintings I strive to create with paint the temperamental effects of natural light on the world around us. This is an enormous challenge as most of my paintings are produced plein air (or outdoors). Being there in person in the face of nature has a way of keeping me honest and growing as a representational artist. When a plein air painting is successful, it will sometimes become the inspiration for a larger studio work.
Creating paintings indoors then allows me the time to further develop the ideas which were initially born outdoors. Working in the studio also gives me a controlled environment to bring a painting to a level of finish through repeated glazes and layers of paint which can create rich depth.
Some of my inspiration comes from landscape painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. I spend considerable time reading as well as visiting art museums
throughout the United States.”
- Scott Boyle