Jess Hurley Scott’s meticulous, photorealist paintings are painted entirely in reverse, by hand- on multiple layers of acrylic. Her proprietary technique of layering intricately painted panels spaced in custom acrylic framing, blur the line of two-dimensional painting and sculptural art. This recent work focuses on water; illusion, perception, and underlying emotional draws of the sea are all important themes. Scott uses her own photographic reference, deconstructing her composition into layers utilizing translucency and depth to create her own reality and a unique interpretation of landscape. Her scale ranges from near miniature scale vignettes to dramatic, sweeping seascapes.
Scott has exhibited in various galleries and museums including ARTcetera Boston, the Woodward Gallery in New York, NY, the Quidley Gallery in Nantucket, the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT and the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. She is featured at the Sunne Savage Gallery in Winchester, MA, the Woodward Gallery in New York, NY, and Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor, ME. Scott is based in Scituate, MA where she lives with her husband and daughters.