Scott Haley - Fine Artist

Scott Haley

Holman, NM - United States








Scott Haley

Holman, NM - United States

Scott Haley - Fine Artist

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About Scott Haley

Formerly I have been a working cowboy, a high school and college science instructor, an independent environmental regulatory compliance consultant, and a hazardous materials specialist for Sacramento County. I started making art, specifically pen & ink drawings, in 1979; about eight years ago, in 2006, I switched to abstract and impressionistic painting. I started photography in the mid-1980s, stopped after a few years, and then took it up again in 2008. I've been a full-time artist since 2009.

The original inspiration of my passion for art came with an elective course in Aesthetics at Colorado State University in the early '60s. The professor who taught that course stressed over and over: beauty is in the eye of the beholder...100%. Also--- perceptions change with time and events. A good example would be: when Jackson Pollock first started painting his 'drip' or 'pour' pieces, the so-called art experts said that those works looked like 'matted spaghetti'. They deemed them of little or no value. [Google 'Lavender Mist'.] Much later, one of his 'matted spaghetti' pieces sold for millions of dollars. Pollock is recognized as a giant in abstract expressionism. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

My favorite painters are (in no particular order): Charles Russell, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Perle Fine, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Joan Miro, Franz Kline, Allen Lehman, Paul Klee, Erik von Ploennies, Susan Sadoury, and Maxim Grunin.

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The Long Road Home by Scott Haley


Now is the Past, the Present, and the Future by Scott Haley


The Past is a Present Memory by Scott Haley


City by the Sea by Scott Haley


Institutionalists Becoming Peaceful Insurrectionists by Scott Haley


Another Place, Another Time II by Scott Haley


Tribute to Basquiat, Philosophy, and Activism by Scott Haley


The Three Stages of Cosmic Consciousness by Scott Haley


Colorful Crazy Beethoven Pop by Scott Haley


Transformation by Scott Haley


The Tenth Dimension by Scott Haley


The Cosmos Condensed by Scott Haley


One Millisecond After the Big Bang by Scott Haley


The Many Rooms of Life by Scott Haley


Abstract Number 312 by Scott Haley


The Matrix and the Making of Worlds by Scott Haley


The Eye in the Lair by Scott Haley


Beyond by Scott Haley


Home of the Blues Number 2 by Scott Haley


Basquiat Rest in Peace - Tribute Number 7 by Scott Haley


Spirit Dog and Sitting Buddha OR Red Sky in the Morning by Scott Haley


Higgs Field Activity -OR- Paint by Scott Haley


Spirit of the Forest by Scott Haley


Organic and Inorganic Number Two by Scott Haley


On Green Bayou - Number 4 by Scott Haley

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