SCOTT TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP
Scott Taylor Scholarship provides financial assistance to students raging in the ages 6-16 to attend art courses at Shoe Town Art Center. Scott’s love of art, his lifelong generosity, and his firmly held beliefs on the value of social justice work in the world form the basis of this tribute.
Scott is a Berkshire, MA painter who has been creating art for most of his life. Over that time Scott has drawn his inspiration from many things. Old rustic barns so prevalent in the New England landscape are a major influence for him, as well as wooded pathways, garden flowers, old rusted trucks and treed ridgelines. Elements such as color theory and composition have come intuitively to him over the years. His education stems from spending a great deal of time studying the work of artists that he admires Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn to name a few. They and numerous others have had varying degrees of influence on his work over the years. Taylor's use of color has become his signature and is apparent when looking at his work. Vibrant color first catches the eye, and through its movement and energy one is drawn further into the painting.