Monthly Featured Artists
Scandals has been happy to lend its wall space to local artists for several years, and 2015 is no different. New art shows open on first Thursdays and go for 1-2 months, so come on down and check out the latest show. We love the opportunity to be a showcase for all the amazing talent found within and around our community. If you are an artist or musician interested in presenting your talent to the Scandals’ family, email Munro.
Scott Chase was born in San Francisco, but raised in the Pacific Northwest. He is new to painting, but has been drawing his whole life.
Inspired by pop culture, film and history, Scott’s black and white portraits create dramatic contrasts from familiar iconic subjects. Scott’s free-hand interpretations of photos and images capture a “likeness” in positive/negative space, while creating a painterly high contrast. His “subjects” are his interests, an honest and down-to-earth realism. He began painting after he was laid off from his factory job in a chemical plant earlier this year. Within a few months, Scott’s passion for art and painting created his first body of work.
While Scott paints he talks to his muse, a friendly and highly critical 90 lb pit bull named “Pete”, who sits with him while he works.
Scott loves to draw, and has worked on national parks as a journeyman stone mason. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.