F.SCOTT MACLEOD

F. Scott MacLeod was born in 1954 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. After living and working in Ontario for many years, he moved from Huntsville, Ontario to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1999. He is a self taught artist and has worked in a variety of mixed media. Although drawing has been one of his fortés, painting with oil on canvas now dominates his professional life. MacLeod’s work continually evolves and yet maintains a strong, simplified approach. His paintings convey mood and emotion through the use of vibrant colour and bold compositions. His vibrant landscapes are much sought after. They are stunning in their intensity and seductive in their beauty. His paintings focus on composition, colour and form using paint applied in layers. Influenced by the likes of Matisse, Modigliani and Diebenkorn, MacLeod’s technique is spontaneous and painterly, yet not overthought; his works maintain cohesiveness in their structure and integrity in their composition. His paintings utter simple truths unfettered by politics, commerce or dogma. His paintings are in major private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the USA and are regularly featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

 

F. SCOTT MACLEOD ( artist statement)



“My works are based on restructured memories. I don’t work ‘on site’ or from reference. Instead, I take in and observe locales and people that interest me. At a later time, these images and feelings crystallize into paintings. My concerns in painting are with light, colour (to create mood), composition, and design. The images draw from both classical forms and abstraction and are usually presented as a vista or overview. The portraits attempt to create strong psychological studies. Working this way allows me to edit the painting and redesign the remembered image.”

 

F. SCOTT MACLEOD ( resume)

2013 Secord Gallery, Halifax, NS Solo Exhibition City Of St. John Gallery, New Brunswick “Take Two”
2012 Harbour Gallery Solo Exhibition, Mississauga, ON
2011 Russell Gallery Solo Exhibition, Peterboro, ON
2011 Secord Gallery Solo Exhibition, Halifax, ON
2010 Featured Artist, Harbour Gallery,
2010 Russell GallerySolo Exhibition
2009 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Solo Exhibition
2009 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Solo Exhibition
2007 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Solo Exhibition
2007 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Solo Exhibition
2006 City of Saint John Gallery, Solo Exhibition, “ReInventions”
2005 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Solo Exhibition
2005 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NY, NY, Solo Exhibition, “Invisible Vortex”
2005 Inverness Center for the Arts, Nova Scotia, Solo Exhibition
2005 City of Saint John Gallery, Solo Exhibition
2005 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Solo Exhibition
2005 West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Solo Exhibition, “Vistas”
2004 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga (with Elizabeth Seigfried)
2003 Agora Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition
2003 Peer Gallery, Lunenburg
2003 West End Gallery, Edmonton, Solo Exhibition
2003 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Solo Exhibition
2003 Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, Soho, New York, Solo Exhibition
2002 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, ThreePerson Exhibition
2002 West End Gallery, Edmonton, Solo Exhibition
2002 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Solo Exhibition
2001 Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, Two-Person Exhibition
2001 Russell Gallery, Peterborough, Solo Exhibition
2000 Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Solo Exhibition


Awards & Publications

From Land & Sea: Nova Scotia Contemporary Landscape Artists Volume 1 by Dee Appleby and
produced by Nimbus Publishing
Exhibition Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 1993
Four Awards of Excellence received for Oil painting, Watercolour and Drawing from the Muskoka Arts Show


Selected Collections

3M Canada Inc.    
Agilent Technologies Inc.  
Assure Health Inc.    
Alfield Industries
BevCan Properties
Boliden Limited
Canaccord Capital
Cancer Institute
-Sunnybrook Hospital
Can Properties
Carson Gross Christie
Commcorp
Credit Union Central of
Ontario
Dana Commercial Credit
Canada Inc
Deloitte Consulting
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
Edulinx Canada
Enterprise Canada
Groups
Health Canada
Heenan Blaikie
Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts
ManuLife Centre
Newcourt Financial
Normerica Inc.
Peter Hossack Architect Inc.
Provident
Pharmacia And Upjohn
R.C. Loukes Group
Ryder Truck Rental
Canada Inc.
St. Andrew’s Club
Libby’s of Toronto,
Sunnybrook Hospital
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