Paintings and Stories of Arizona

$40.00

Soft cover.

81 pages.

Preface:

Brian Scott’s first exposure to Arizona was through his grandfather Gerald Scott who wintered in the late 1950’s in Arizona. He would come back to Canada in the spring bubbling over with stories of the Southwest….

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Soft cover.

81 pages.

Preface:

Brian Scott’s first exposure to Arizona was through his grandfather Gerald Scott who wintered in the late 1950’s in Arizona. He would come back to Canada in the spring bubbling over with stories of the Southwest.

But more importantly, he introduced the 10-year-old future artist to color through the Arizona Highways magazines. The landscapes and desert sunsets were especially dazzling to the youthful  Scott.

Westerns on the television were big in the 1950s; Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Have Gun will Travel were popular. Scott’s grandfather was a gun collector and showed up with the great equalizer, the colt 45. This was the preferred handgun of gunfighters and lawmen in the Old West..

Grandfather Scott was an avid storyteller and spent a lot of time in hotels and he actually lived in one. He also loved the old saloons in the Western towns. He talked to many old cowboys who remembered their parents having shootouts with Apache war parties, who were trying to rustle their livestock.

The artist went on to get a masters in art education from Western Washington University and also received honors in studio painting at the Vancouver School of Art. Scott’s artwork sells worldwide….