Born and raised in the vibrant surroundings of New York City, I was inspired early on to begin sketching the many faces of subway riders and the ever-changing scenes of city streets. During my teen years, I worked as a summer farm hand and the visions of the rural upstate countryside, were memorable and have remained as the foundation of my country scenes.
After attending the prestigious NYC School of Industrial Art and having served in the Air Force as base artist, I entered the fast paced world of advertising art. Deciding to freelance as an illustrator and designer, led to a long and creatively exciting career. Versatility in technique and styles allowed me to pursue art in diversified fields such as realistic illustration, decorative art for children and packaging design. Upon retiring, I was able to return to my original love of watercolor painting.
Now living in Tolland, CT, the countryside of New England is a source of artistic inspiration. The richness of acrylic and watercolors capture a spontaneity and freshness needed to portray the natural charm and beauty of their images. In my paintings of farms, woodlands and the tranquility of coastlines, I strive to communicate the quiet splendor of nature in harmony with each season. Enjoy viewing some of my favorites.
Art Scholz joined Fine Art America on March 27th, 2009.