Returning to Argentina is always special; travels with my school friend Ines, even more so. I had never been to Salta before this trip. The landscape, so filled with colour, amazed me. I sketched something every day!
For this trip I had a small handmade book from my friend JA. It is seven inches by five, a double page: 7x 9.5″. Small notes evoke huge memories. I can hear the birds, water bubbling past, and smell herbs wafting in the evening air.
In Austria, which is so neat and clean, I found myself echoing this in fine detailed drawings. These houses dotted the rural landscape. They always appear like mushrooms, expanding as they go up with large balconies and big overhangs on the roofs.
My book: “Carved in Oak -drawings of medieval pew carvings in English churches” – began my study of medieval designs in UK and Europe in 2010. For many years, I had devoted my art to raising awareness about built heritage in Vancouver BC, a city I have loved ever since moving here from South America.
While at high school in Ottawa, ON I first thought of becoming a painter, starting studies in Lima, Peru where pens and paintbrushes immediately made my thoughts tangible.
In 2001 I moved to the Okanagan valley, winning an award from the City of Kelowna for my submission to their call for am image of their emblem flower: the arrow leaf plant.
From 2006, I spent part of my time in England, where I had earned my art degree, drawing medieval pew ends. This led into my work on birds and leaves. … read more at: https://joscottb.com Jo Scott-B December 2018