Darrell Loy Scott
was born in eastern Oklahoma yet grew up in northern
California. His art studies at the College of the Sequoias
were interrupted in the mid-sixties when he enlisted to serve
in the Air Force in Laos and Thailand during the Vietnam
conflict. He was awarded two bronze stars for his bravery, and, following his discharge from military service,
moved to Kentucky, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. He finally
settled in Louisiana where he worked as a carpenter for
painter, Darrell brings his life experiences and travels to
his artmaking. His carpentry skills have enabled him to build
his own cedar frames as well as the wooden surfaces for his
acrylic paintings. He has been an avid student of art history,
and his keen interest in aboriginal art is reflected in his
use of bright colors, high contrast, and semi-pointillism in
his paintings and graphics.
Today Darrell is
best known for his "folk" paintings, stylized figurative
acrylics on hardboard depicting the rural gentility of
African-Americans in the South. His older works of oils on
canvas show his true love of the landscape. Most recently, he
has created computer-designed and printed graphics of florals,
figures, and landscapes.
paintings were signed "D. Scott", Darrell began using his
middle name to readily mark those works which he created
during the new millennium. The artist commented, "Someone once told me to
remember that what I put in my paintings will last forever...
I don't think about painting for other people... or whether
the painting will sell or not. I paint because it makes me
lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he works full-time at
his art. His artwork is shown at galleries in
Louisiana, North Carolina,
Ohio, and upstate New York. For more about the artist, click here.
Copyright 2003-2011 Darrell Loy Scott/Barbara A. Sloan