What do you get when you combine feathers with an accomplished artist? Beautifully hand-painted pieces of art.
Lucille Scott is a self-taught Aboriginal artist who resides in north-central Saskatchewan in the community of Debden and does a unique art form of painting on feathers. She was given the opportunity to explore her natural talent of painting in 2002 during a short layoff from her job. In 2006, when the sawmill she was employed at was shut down, she was able to expand her artistic venture from painting on rocks to using feathers and leaves as canvas. The result was amazing. Scott utilized the misfortune as an opportunity to establish and open Art Rocks Gallery in May 2011.
The feather is primed with a single coat of acrylic paint by gently painting and following the slope of the plumes. Once the primer is dry, the feather is bonded and ready for a scene to be painted. Sometimes she will reference a picture she has taken or will recall a scene from memory.
Scott ventured out on an experimental project that has led to professional commissioned pieces. Each feather is skilfully created and each painting is as unique as the feather itself, being accentuated with an acid-free matting and authentic barn board frames. Each one tells a story and is ready to hang.
Scott also creates scenes on rocks, wood and leaves, that have been well received in the art world and continue to inspire many.
Art Rocks Gallery is located in Lucille Scott’s home in Debden and is open during the winter months. Call ahead at 306-724-2158. †