Scott Boilard is a painter of physical entities both familiar and unearthly. His work shows a love of traditional rendering mixed with the spontaneity of modern composition and color. His pieces are a part of many private collections.
Born in Worcester Massachusetts, Scott has been drawing for as long as he can remember. Influenced by the fantastic in art and film, he spent countless hours studying and rendering all the variations of the natural world. He pursued formal study in illustration and fine arts at the Art Institute of Boston. There he found inspiration in the illustrators of the early 20th century and the Abstract Expressionists of the 40's and 50's. He honed his technical skills with figure drawing and oil painting, all the while being entrusted as a peer mentor. He completed his time at the Art Institute with high honors.
In 2001, after years of doing freelance illustration Scott's desire for freedom and control in his work led him to pursue a career as a fine artist. Since then he has exhibited in group, juried, and solo shows in Central Massachusetts, New York and Russia.
Creating drawings and paintings utilizing the stream of consciousness method allows me to discover the meditative power of spontaneously conceptualizing. I believe that confidence can be achieved by searching inward; the creative energy that comes from introspection, is the thrust of my imagination. The images in my work almost create themselves; emerging from color, form and texture. Experimenting with these elements allows the true nature and mood of the individual items to surface. I use the process as a means of meditation, resulting in a record of its progress from initial conception to arrival.
My interest in Abstract Expressionism; its experimentation with color and composition, has influenced the foundations from which I create these representational images. I see my images, not as completed works, but rather as a documentation of personal metaphors. The established vocabulary of symbolism, to me, is just a vehicle for accessibility and compromises the artist's true personality. By applying "stream of consciousness" as the conceptual process, I believe I can create my own symbolic language. It can be cryptic, but it is a more honest form of expression.
The process reflects what existence is to me; the constructs of life and the indelible impressions of events and experiences left fragmented in my mind. Representational Art tends to tell the viewer what to think and feel, while abstract art leaves the interpretation to the person. I'm passionate about rendering and creating objects, characters, and organisms; but I use them in my work to evoke nonlinear contemplation.