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Artist Spotlight: Scott McRae

Scott McRae

Scott is a great believer in primary colors. You can always see them in the bright, freshness of his paintings. He mixes most of his colors from the primary colors of red, blue and yellow.
 
He paints in a somewhat Impressionist style, choosing common, ordinary subject matter, and applying paint intuitively, often from memory or looking directly at a subject. He uses several mediums in his paintings, often combining acrylic with oil pastels, or watercolors with pastels.

In each painting Scott tries to focus on the relationships of the shapes within the composition, which results in a dynamic arrangement of converging objects and colors. Upon close observation his paintings appear simplistic, but when you step back, the colors and shapes work together to form a cohesive whole.
 
Scott is an avid supporter of arts education, taking classes year-round at the community college and teaching art for children and adults at the gallery. He earned a BA in art from Linfield College, and also has a degree in education.
 
As a full gallery member, Scott works at the front desk regularly. He’s also a member of the Columbian Artists Association and participates in many local art exhibits. He has even shown his works at First Thursday in Portland during the summer months. On May 27 he will be at Lower Columbia College during the Salal Spring Arts Festival, doing painting demonstrations along with other artists and writers.
 
Here are a few examples of Scott’s work. You can learn more about him on his artist page. Please contact the gallery to inquire about his paintings.

Artist Spotlight is an ongoing series highlighting a Broadway Gallery artist each month.

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