"I believe there isn’t a place that compares to the one where the world has come alive to you, where you know every rock, every path, and now all these images are held so clearly in my mind."
Caz Scott trained in fine art at the Arts University Bournemouth and now works as a full-time artist dividing her time between her Dorset studio and Falmouth, Cornwall.
Caz creates exciting vibrant images that depict her response and deep emotional attachment to her surroundings. She spends long periods walking, observing and sketching across the South-West. She is motivated by the dramatic landforms and wildness of the coast and moorland often returning to familiar places as well as seeking new inspiration.
“I find that sketching a place has a far stronger impact than taking photographs. The kinesthetic motion reinforces the feel of the land creating a physical connection with my surroundings. My drawings activate my memories – what the weather was like, how I was feeling, where I was standing, things like that. With a sketch I leave my imagination free when I come to complete my paintings.”
Her paintings aim to simplify the complexity of the landscape, drawing out the image and building and balancing shape and colour to reflect the strength and uniqueness and beauty of the scenery.
“For me painting is an expression of my love for the landscape.”