Fly Home by J. Scott
Medium Acrylic on canvas paper
Artist statement: My first thoughts about how freedom must feel happened when I was 5 or 6 years old. My mother had an audio book (on LP because I’m old!) of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I remember listening to it over and over, pretending I was a bird flying wherever I wanted. That is the reason for this work. The gull is flying above the skyline of Manchester, NH, which is where I lived during the happiest time in my life. It represents the freedom I felt in those days steering my life joyfully. Like a soaring gull. This painting also makes me think of the freedom and hope I seek when I someday return to Manchester to Fly Home.
Artist Bio I am a self taught artist who has been painting for over 12 years. I work exclusively in acrylics using several different materials as canvas. I try to create interesting textures using items such as masking tape and toilet paper as backgrounds. This leads to dramatic textures, and a unique look in my subjects. My goal is to engage the viewer in a way that moves, invigorates, and leaves an impression.