Brittany Scott | Artist
Throughout my early training and career, I have been given unique opportunities to work with and learn from various mentors, continually propelling me forward towards the next thing I need to focus on. Throughout this process, I have come to firmly believe that collaboration as an artist does more for your career, as well as your community and the careers of others than does competition. The countless hours I have spent discussing art and learning from artists across the board have helped me to define and redefine my purpose as well as the direction I take with my work. I hope to always allow myself to be open to not only collaboration, but to building and strengthening the creative sides of others around me.
Burton Silverman once said to me, “Remember always that the external rewards; prizes, shows, sales, are important for encouragement, but they are transient. The real reward comes from a life of creative intensity – of a kind of fulfillment of self not given to many offices. The “prize” is in the journey. The ups and downs are inevitable.”
Painting brings me complete fulfillment and sincere joy. We are all creative beings because we were all created by the most creative being in the Universe—God The Father. As we spend time each day creating, I believe we come closer to Him and to the person He wants us to become. Regardless of what you are creating, you are organizing matter into something better, more beautiful, to enrich the lives of others. My goal as an artist is to make the world more beautiful, more sensitive, and more moving.
BRYAN MARK TAYLOR | PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP | NAPA VALLEY, CA | 2016
Learned from Bryan first in a classroom setting where he shared an in-depth lecture on his famous "The Master's Mind" lecture, clarifying and deepening my understanding of art and developing as an artist. Also spent time listening to Bryan talk through his painting demos and implement the principles we discussed earlier. Painted alongside Bryan and received valuable feedback and critiques on my work.
JOSH CLARE | PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP | PARADISE, UT | 2015
Participated in Josh's workshop, learning from lectures and discussion, as well as watching him paint, then implemented the same techniques we were learning as I painted the same subject matter, outdoors. Gained confidence and deepened my abilities as a landscape painter.
MATT SMITH | SCOTTSDALE ARTIST’S SCHOOL
WORKSHOP | SCOTTSDALE, AZ | 2013
Worked directly with Matt Smith, listening to lectures and explanations as well as watched him paint and demo his techniques. Painted daily in Matt’s presence, received insightful and timely critiques, which resulted in large learning curves and increased confidence and knowledge as a landscape painter. Studied perspective, landscape design, brushwork and color theory.
INTERNSHIP | NYC, NY | 2008
Apprenticed with Burton, gained invaluable experience and developed a stronger understanding of oil painting. Learned sound business skills through managing Silverman’s business as an intern. Was invited by Silverman to attend his summer workshop in upstate New York, on scholarship, with all expenses being paid by Silverman.
APPRENTICESHIP | PROVO, UT | 2007-2008
Apprenticed under Whitaker, studied traditional drawing and painting and color theory. Worked to develop hand-eye coordination and utilized site-size drawings skills. Drew from a live model weekly and transferred time in Whitaker’s studio for BYU course credit.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
B.F.A. ILLUSTRATION | PROVO, UT | 2008
Art scholarship recipient. 2003, 2005, 2006
Awarded an Oscarson grant in 2008 to study in NYC under Burton Silverman.
Un Petite Nuit, Group Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City Utah, August 2016
Emerging Artists Primavera, Guest Curator, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah, May 2016
Zion's Bank Spring Art Showcase, Zion's Bank Provo Utah, May 2016
The Vibrant Landscape, Group Exhibition, Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah, March 25, 2016
92nd Annual Spring Salon, Group Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, April -July 2016
Hundred Dollar Show, Group Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Dec 1 2015
Group Landscape Show, Meyer Gallery, Mar 27, 2015
Here, There, and Everywhere, Group Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Jan – May 2015
91st Annual Spring Salon, Group Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, April -July 2015
Every Polished Grace: Alumni from the Department of Visual Arts,
Group Exhibition, BYU HFAC, Jan 16 – Feb 9, 2015
Hundred Dollar Show, Group Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Dec 4, 2014
Wasatch Plein Air Competition, Group Exhibition, Heber, UT, June 29-July 5, 2014
Provo City Wide Summer Art Showcase, Group Exhibition, Covey Center for the Arts, June 6-July 28 2014
90th Annual Spring Salon, Group Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, April 23-July 6 2014
Utah in 2014, Group Exhibition, Evergreen Gallery, February 21, 2014
Nature, Human Nature, Joint Exhibition with Jenna Von Benedikt, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU, Jan-March 2014
Hundred Dollar Show, Group Show, Coleman Studios, Dec 2013
Evening of Art, Group Exhibition, Evergreen Gallery, Nov 2013
Plein Air Provo, Group Exhibition, Terra Nova Gallery, Oct 2013
10 Year Anniversary Exhibit, Group Exhibition, Terra Nova Gallery, Sept 2013
Grace, Solo Exhibition, Coleman Studios, July 2013
Earth & Sky, Solo Exhibition, Terra Nova Gallery, Jan 2013
Great Things, Small Packages, Group Show, Terra Nova Gallery, Nov - Dec 2012
Plein Air Provo, Group Show, Terra Nova Gallery, Oct 2012, **Award of Merit and People's Choice Award
Love of Color, Joint Show, Coleman Studios, Sept 2008
FEATURES & AWARDS
"Provo Artist, Mother of 3, Helps others find their creativity", KSL.com, June 2016
“Motherhood is inspiring for one Provo Mom”, The Daily Herald, Utah Mom Click, February 2015
“Gift of Art”, The Daily Herald, The Ticket, December 2014
“This is the place for Talent”, The Daily Herald in Print, March 2014
“The Journey Made Me Do It”, The Daily Herald, Through an Artist’s Eye, January 2014
“Creative Collaborative, Provo’s Unicorn”, The Daily Herald, Through an Artist’s Eye, November 2013
Mormon Artist, Interview, November 18, 2013
“Be True to Yourself in Your Art and in Your Everyday Life”, The Daily Herald, Through an Artist’s Eye, September 2013
Plein Air Provo, Group Show, Terra Nova Gallery, October 2012, Award of Merit and People's Choice Award
Square Native, Interview, July 18, 2012
Since August 2012, organized and built Creative Collaborative in Provo. Beginning with just two attendees in addition to the speaker and organizers, it has now grown to regularly expect 100+ attendees. Contacted and secured monthly speakers, with a current booking of 8+ months out, secured a location for meetings to be held regularly, networked with various businesses and entrepreneurs within the community, monthly complete all marketing and advertising for our meetings. Speakers have included: Susan Meyer/The Meyer Gallery Park City, Brian Kershisnik/Artist, Natalie Norton/Photographer & Motivational Speaker, Santiago Michalek/Artist, Jeff Hein/Artist, Susan Petersen/Freshly Picked, J. Kirk Richards/Artist, and Mindy Gledhill/Singer & Songwriter among others.
HUNDRED DOLLAR SHOW
Original creator of the $100 Dollar Show at Coleman Studios in Provo, UT in 2013. Moved the show to the Springville Museum of Art and have co-hosted the event with the Museum since 2014. Sold over 160 pieces in 2 hours with 500 people in attendance and 150 people in line an hour before the start of the event.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR
Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
Beginning Oil Painting, September 2013
Beginning Landscape Painting, February 2014
Beginning/Intermediate Plein Air Painting, June 2014
Plein Air Painting Workshop in Capitol Reef, UT, September 2015