ABOUT SCOTT AVETT
Scott Avett was born in Cheyenne Wyoming in 1976 and
raised in the Piedmont of North Carolina. His painting career began
in 1999 while attending East Carolina University under the advice
of painter Leland Wallin.
Avett, who was once referred to as an “Artist
Hobo” for his methods of collecting subject matter, inspiration,
and time to work, expresses his ideas through multiple artistic
mediums. These mediums include illustration, printmaking, painting,
sculpture, songwriting, recording, and performing.
Avett’s method of painting changes with each
piece in order to avoid a formulated approach to creating artwork.
Over the course of his career as a painter, application of paint
has progressively gotten thinner with glazes and more layers. Subject
matter is primarily figurative and in the form of portrait or narration.
Conceptually, Avett’s work involves self critical analysis
and awareness of one’s mental strengths and weaknesses such
as phobia’s and talents, fears and courage.
Photo credit (left): Thanks to Mike and Lindsey
at The Crackerfarm.