Scott Morris, one of our local artists, is our Featured Artist this month. He lives in southern Illinois with his wife Gae. He started painting in 1975 when his uncle loaned him some paint and brushes. Since his retirement he has been painting local scenery and is well known for his paintings of Paducah evening and night scenes, many of which feature people relaxing and enjoying themselves in downtown Paducah. He enjoys painting the evening light and this glowing amber has become one of the main signature elements of his style.
Scott’s paintings of Paducah scenes are very identifiable for both their glowing light, and for the Paducah locations. His acrylic paintings are highly collectible. Many people come in asking for a Scott Morris painting. His art hangs in many private collections, and in public places around the country. There are several hanging at the Shawnee Community College in Illinois. And his work can always be seen here at PAPA. He has won the Illinois Arts in Architecture and awards in Paducah Women’s Art Contest. He has been spotlighted in several magazines and newspapers and been a featured artist for the Carson Center.
Two of Scott’s favorite artists are G. Harvey and Howard Terpning. Scott is a warm and generous soul, and his paintings reflect this so well. He says his main inspiration is God, God’s beautiful creation. He lives in Karnak, IL with Gae. They have two grown children and 3 grandchildren. The twins live in Colorado, and the youngest lives here in Paducah. Gae and Scott are both retired and enjoy traveling, taking photos, visiting their grandchildren, and being involved in their local church and Walk to Emmaus.
Scott accepts commission work and has done paintings of homes, businesses and the occasional pet. Stop in and see Scott’s Featured Show up close and take a piece or two home with you to enjoy the warmth or call him if you need something special. But by all means come in and look around while there are so many pieces all together to enjoy.