Renowned artist opens up studio for bursaries

Black Creek artist Brian Scott to open his studio to the public this weekend

Vincent Van Dog discusses the upcoming workshop with Black Creek artist Brian Scott who is hosting an open studio this Saturday.

The first rule of being an art teacher is never divulge to your students how you do your own art.

Artist and teacher Brian Scott, however,  has agreed to do a demonstration of his painting techniques as a fundraiser for scholarships at North Island College Foundation.

The artist paints in the morning so the workshop will take place in his Black Creek studio from 10 a.m. till noon this Saturday – kids and dogs are welcome.

Bring a notebook as Scott will outline his design strategies and techniques in both oil painting and acrylics.

He will demonstrate under painting, blocking in, colour theory, and basic design theory.

Scott will also be displaying his private art collection and touring his studios and galleries.

Take the Hamm Road exit off Highway 19A and then take a right turn on to the Old Island Highway – look for the spirit bear and signs.

Scott has been painting  for 40 years; his first signed piece is 1974.

He was commissioned in 1979 to paint for Canada Tungsten Mining Corp in the North West Territories.

Husky Injection Moldings purchased his colourful Vancouver Island paintings for its head office in Hong Kong.

Scott’s biggest client, however, is North Star Trade Finance in Vancouver; wherever the company goes so do Scott’s pictures – most recently in the company’s new office in London (UK), Luxembourg and Houston, Texas.

Last year a painting had to be removed from the stretcher to be sent to Tel Aviv.

A painting of the old barn on Burns Road went to a client County Kildare, Ireland.

All monies collected from Scotts workshop will go to the North Island College Foundation.

All that money will then be matched by the Provincial Government.

To date, Scott has raised $18,000 plus matching grants for students.

When Scott was  a student at Emily Carr College he received a scholarship and loves to see the big smile on student faces when they get a cheque from the foundation.