THE ARTIST | GORDON SCOTT
Gordon Scott began his early experimentation in a range of mediums including watercolor, ink, charcoal, and photography which led to his back painted acrylic on glass technique. He feels the use of glass panels, combined with vivid acrylic colors, has finally allowed him to fully express himself and create unique, contemporary, visually pleasing art. Gordon's work has been heavily influenced by the sights experienced during his time living and traveling outside Canada. From the stunning azure Caribbean Sea and its vibrant coral reefs, to the contrasting colors and layers of peeling paint that cling to the aged Massachusetts mill buildings. It has all found its way onto his glass panels. His process requires forethought and patience as the process of painting occurs in reverse. Highlights and dark areas take on special meaning, and colour needs to be applied contrary to traditional order. Using the glass much the same way as he would a canvas, multiple layers of acrylic paint are applied throughout the development, and the outcome can at times be unpredictable. Glass can be unforgiving, yet he is drawn to the technique for many reasons. In particular, the added depth and vivid color, combined with the polished contemporary appearance, makes glass his medium of choice.