"…A transcendence of time, space, and a reminder of why primitive people worshiped the sun with its infinite light refractions.”
"…so beautiful and imaginative – this work moves me like no art I've experienced in some time."
These are some of the words written about Carol Scott’s original approach to painting –and rendering in colored pencils—the glorious spectrum of light reflected in crystal.
A New Orleans native, Carol attended the University of New Orleans, where she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts, graduating Phi Kappa Phi. She then worked as a teacher, a sculptress, married and raised her family while continuing to perfect artistic techniques in paint, metal sculpture, and colored pencils. Her vibrant use of color conveys an emotional impact to her work. She began to be noticed and was included in Treasures: 72 Colored Pencil Masterworks from Around the World. In Louisiana Art Walk, her work was referred to as "Points of Brilliance."
Currently a professor of Art at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Carol has been the recipient of three endowed professorships. OLHCC commissioned her to create two mural size painting, The Spirit of Our Lady and Blue Rosary which is on permanent display.
In 2009, Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art proudly started displaying her work because of its uncommon style, expertise, and artistic versatility.
In addition to painting in the traditional medium, she is one of a few artists who have elevated the colored pencil to a fine art form. The Colored Pencil Society of America's recognized her contribution to this singular medium by choosing her for the Outstanding Recognition Award for the Colored Pencil Society of America's 19th International Exhibition. In 2014, CPSA elected Carol for Signature status. Her solo show Crystallography in November 2011 was a summation of three year’s work and explored in paint complexities of the refraction of light through crystals. At Jean Bragg Gallery the widely ranging theme shows, whether landscape, figurative, still life, or portraiture, attest to her consummate skill as an artist.
In 2013, the New Orleans Arts Council selected her work for purchase by the city to become part of their permanent collection. Carol has also served on the board and as vice president of the Women's Caucus for Art – Louisiana Chapter. The National WCA selected her work for their Best of 2014 showing at Chicago ARC Gallery and the 20
ART WORKS CREATED
Five Hundred and Fifty Nine Recorded Works of Art
Notre Dame, ink on archival paper, 11" x 15" – Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Lace, mixed media on encaustic board, 40" x 30"
Blue Rosary, acrylic on canvas, 60" x72" – Fine Arts Endowed Professorship, Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Crystal #41 – Femmage, colored pencil and acrylic on encaustic board, 36" x 36
Crystal #40 – Hermes Orange/Tiffany Blue, colored pencil on encaustic board, 36" x 24"- Barbara Geraci
Crystal #39 – Tipsy, acrylic on canvas, 30"x30"- Barbara Geraci
Crystal #38 – Coke and Crystal, acrylic on canvas, 30"x40"
Crystal #37 – Love, tribute Robert Indiana, acrylic on canvas, 40"x30"
Crystal #36 – Vanitas, colored pencil and acrylic on encaustic board, 30"x30"
Crystal #35 – Tribute to Bernini's and Dali's Elephant with Obelisk, colored pencil on encaustic board, 24"x18"
Crystal #34 – Tribute to Sudoku, acrylic on canvas, 30"x 30"
Crystal #33 – Stack, colored pencil and acrylic on board, 29"x 9 1/2"
Pirogue in the Sun, acrylic and colored pencil on wood, 20"x 16"
Between the Lake and the River, acrylic and colored pencil on wood, 16"x20"
Crystal #32 – Thirty Six Shades of Crystal, colored pencil and acrylic on wood, 36"x36"
Crystal #31 – Forty Eight Shades of Crystal, colored pencil and acrylic on clayboard, 40"x30"
Crystal #30 – Crystal Ball Tell Us All, colored pencil and acrylic on wood, 18"x24"
Crystal #29 – Dome, colored pencil on wood, 30"x30"
Couple #2, mixed media on clay board, 36"x24"
The Fairies and The Fiddler, Knights of Momus 1894, colored pencil and acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 16"x20"
Between Heaven and Earth, 7th Ward, St. Louis #2, colored pencil and acrylic on wood, 18"x14"-San Diego couple sold through Jean Bragg Gallery
Proteus Krewe of 1900, colored pencil and acrylic paint on Gessoed Hardboard, 12"x16" – Susan Saward
Degas Visits, the Fairgrounds in New Orleans, colored pencil and acrylic on board, 18"x24"
Degas Visits, the Spanish Custom House built 1784 at the corner of Moss and Grand Route St. John in the 7th ward of New Orleans, colored pencil and acrylic paint on wood, 16"x20"
Rex 1888 - invitation, crown pin, beads, evening bag, colored pencil and acrylic on board, 12"x16"
1890, THE Invitation - Rex 1890 invitation, crown and gloves, colored pencil and acrylic on board,18"x24"
Violin – colored pencil and acrylic on board, 36"x24"
Jazz! – Colo
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EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
One Hundred and Seventy Eight Individual Events
All Women Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, March 2015, Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Art
Femme Fest, Women's Caucus for Art, Louisiana Chapter, Jazz and Heritage Foundation, March 6 – March 30, 2015
Mardi Gras, group show Jean Bragg Gallery
selected for invitation, February 1 – 28, 2015
Art Spectations 2015, online showcase Colored Pencil Society of America
Painting the New Orleans Art District, Group Show, Jean Bragg Gallery, Jan. 3 – 30, 2015
118th Annual Open Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, founded in1896 for Women Artist, 802 Broadway, New York, NY, December 2 -19, 2014
Art Literally, WCA Members Exhibit, Rosa Keller Community Center, Curator/Artist, showing during Prospect 3, November 2014 – January 2015
20th Annual Poydras Home Art Show, November 1, 3014
Hot Art in a Cool Space, Invitational Show of Award-Winning Artist, North Shore Unitarian, Lacombe, Louisiana, August 2 -3, 2014 Advocate, KATHLEEN DESHOTEL - One of the most stunning creations in the Hot Art in a Cool Space, Goblets by Carol Scott
Arts at the Arts Celebrates White Linen Night, Renaissance Arts Hotel, group, August 2, 2014
22nd Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition, The Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, Florida, juror John Bunker, June 13- August25, 2014
Wetland Art Tour, Group Exhibit, Kebab, New Orleans, May 10 – June 8, 2014
ArtSpectation, Colored Pencil Society of America, online, Spring 2014 Show
Arts at the Arts, Renaissance Arts Hotel, one person, March 28, 2014
Arts Council of New Orleans Show of Newly Purchased Art slated for installation in public spaces, March 20, 2014
All Women Art Competition, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, March 2014, Special Recognition Award for Outstand Art
5th Femme Fest, Women's Caucus for Art, Louisiana Chapter, Mid-City Theatre, March 4-28, 2014
Mardi Gras, Jean Bragg Gallery of New Orleans, February 1 – March 8, 2014
9th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida, Carl Samson juror, February 1 – March 9, 2014
WCA Best of 2014, one of forty artist chosen for the National Women Caucus for Art show at Chicago ARC Gallery, February 5 to March 1, 2014, and 2014 Calendar
Retrospective, One-person, Mid-City Theatre, January 1 – 31, 2014
Equilibrium: Art for a Chang
Art 101. 102, 205, 300, 304, 305, 312, 315, 400, 404
Display of Art in Gallery Hall and Library