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Iris Scott finger painter at Adelman Fine ArtIris Scott (b.1984) is a finger painting artist based in New York City, Brooklyn. Her color saturated canvases burst with movement, a result of her own unique form of textural Impressionism. And she does this all without using a brush! “There’s nothing between me and the paint and I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways brushes never could.” Iris takes a Maximalist approach with her paint-heavy finger painting technique and rainbow of pigments. She often incorporates over 100 different oil colors into a single scene. Her paintings portray a dreamy yet dynamic world – a heightened, more lush version of reality. “I want my paintings to be both an escape from our everyday life, and an intensification of the recognizable.”

Whether she is painting landscapes, an urban scene, a figurative piece, or her trademark shaking dogs, Iris’ large body of work is a celebration of all that is wild. Iris grew up in the Pacific Northwest Rainforest near Seattle and spent her childhood playing in and exploring the craggy, untamed terrain. “There’s a denseness to those woods that has stayed with me. The trees were draped in moss, and play days were drenched with rain, animal and plant life blooming from every nook.” Her paintings of flora and fauna emphasize what is dazzling, arresting, and even overwhelming about the natural world.

Iris’ advancement of finger painting has changed the public’s perception of this technique and what can be achieved with it. Iris has been featured in Forbes, Barron’s, Business Insider, USA Today, NowThis, CBS New York, and American Art Collector Magazine. Her oil finger painted originals hang in 4 U.S. galleries, and have been collected by Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Children’s Hospital, and Swedish Medical Centers. Iris has blazed a truly unique trail in the art world, and is passionate about sharing her art form with Facebook and Instagram fans. Her book Finger Painting Weekend Workshop hit stores in 2016, and guides people of all levels through Impressionistic finger painting. Although she is already booked for 2017 commissions, contact us to add your interest to the list for a custom painting in 2018. Iris Scott finger paintings hang in private, public and corporate collections worldwide.

Browse pictures of the 2015 Iris Scott solo show at Adelman Fine Art! Join us for her 2017 solo show.

Adelman Fine Art represents Iris Scott in San Diego, CA.

 

Q & A WITH IRIS SCOTT

AFA: What were you like in high school?
Iris: “In high school I was pretty quiet, though I loved sports and art classes. I didn’t party at all, but sort of tended to hurry home and do homework. I liked school, I liked projects, and the more difficult a class was the more I liked it. I don’t think I would have been called so much a ‘dork’ as I was just a ‘sporty academic’ type. I hope nobody from high school remembers me as a rude person, I don’t remember being rude, but being a bully and not remembering it is one of my biggest fears.”

AFA: Where would you go in a time machine?
Iris: “I spend most of my non-art time researching pre-history, mainly 12,000 – 25,000 years ago. I believe it is a period of lost human history that includes Atlantis. So… I think I would choose to visit the earth in a time machine at about 13,000 years ago. I could see who really built these global megalithic structures such as the pyramids. No doubt I would learn the mystery of Atlantis, because sea levels would be low at that time, and if it existed it would be bustling!

AFA: What gives you your greatest joy?
Iris: “Fantasizing about the future of my own painting, and the future of our society at large. I’m quite a daydreamer.”

AFA: What item in your closet do you wear the most?
Iris: “Jeans and a dark grey v-neck T-shirt.”

AFA: What are the last 3 charges on your credit card?
Iris: “Indian takeout, FedEx label, double-sided sticky tape so my cat stops trying to destroy my new sofa. Damn her!”

AFA: What is your greatest indulgence?
Iris: “Paint. I buy an obscene volume of paint to keep up with the thick texture I like to paint.”

AFA: Who are your heroes?
Iris: “Martin Luther King – for teaching non violent protesting. Elizabeth Warren – for being a badass female politician.”

AFA: What is on your bucket list?
Iris:Scuba diving.”

AFA: Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party?
Iris: “Bernie Sanders, Oscar Wilde, Frida Khalo, John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Sasha Grafit, Vincent Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Picasso, Munch, Singer Sargent, Sal Kahn, and a handful of close friends.”

AFA: What is best gift you ever received?
Iris:A handmade book/love letter from my honey.”

AFA: Do you collect anything?
Iris: “Indoor plants. Yeah, I’m trying to turn my house into ‘Where The Wild Things Are.”

AFA: If you could have any super power which one would you choose?
Iris: “Flight.”

AFA: What do you believe is a key element in creating a good composition?
Iris:Eliminating that which is not really improving the scene.”

AFA: What’s your most significant project to date?
Iris: “I’m currently the artist-of-hire for a major beverage company in Spain and will travel there twice this year to attend a 2000-person launch party.”

AFA: How do you want to be remembered as an artist?
Iris: “I want to go down in history as the most collected and well known painter, whom also happened to be a woman. Hence, I want to break the glass ceiling so that girls across the world know they can do it too.”

AFA: Why do you think your finger paintings are so popular with so many people, all over the world?
Iris: “Color, movement, and texture. Mainly I think my images are easy to interpret because they’re open-ended. People see their own sisters, pets, homes, country sides.”

AFA: Tell us about your solo show experience at Adelman Fine Art last year?
Iris: “They know how to throw a party. We had an unbelievable turnout of standing room only. Lots of sales, I can’t wait to do it again.”

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Additional Information

Dimensions 60 x 36 in
Version

One of a Kind Original Artwork

Substrate

Canvas

Subject

Black, Blue, Dog, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Teal, Water, White, Yellow

Style

Figurative, Animals

Artist

Iris Scott

Medium

Oil

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Chicken Of The Sea – Gold Edition Artist’s Proof

**PLEASE NOTE: Adelman Fine Art exclusively represents the Chicken Of The Sea, Gold Edition Artist's Proof. This artwork will hang in the Iris Scott Solo Show and will ship/be available for pick April 17th, 2017**

'CHICKEN OF THE SEA' by Iris Scott

This embellished Artist’s Proof is a high definition reproduction with the addition of oil paint highlights. Gold Edition prints are manufactured using professional-grade archival inks and printed on fine art acid-free canvases. The surface of each print is individually reworked by Iris Scott in her studio and finished with a signed oil hand-print on the back to create an Embellished Artist's Proof. Iris Scott adds her trademark finger painted oil texture upon the printed image, which plays with the original work to make a compositional variation. The artist effectively creates an alternate version of her artwork image for each new Gold Edition Artist's Proof. Each rare reproduction features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical!

Whispering Wheat – Gold Edition Artist’s Proof

**PLEASE NOTE: Adelman Fine Art exclusively represents the Whispering Wheat, Gold Edition Artist's Proof. This artwork will hang in the Iris Scott Solo Show and will ship/be available for pick April 17th, 2017**

'WHISPERING WHEAT' by Iris Scott

This embellished Artist’s Proof is a high definition reproduction with the addition of oil paint highlights. Gold Edition prints are manufactured using professional-grade archival inks and printed on fine art acid-free canvases. The surface of each print is individually reworked by Iris Scott in her studio and finished with a signed oil hand-print on the back to create an Embellished Artist's Proof. Iris Scott adds her trademark finger painted oil texture upon the printed image, which plays with the original work to make a compositional variation. The artist effectively creates an alternate version of her artwork image for each new Gold Edition Artist's Proof. Each rare reproduction features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical!

Moonlight Swim – Gold Edition Artist’s Proof

**PLEASE NOTE: Adelman Fine Art exclusively represents the Moonlight Swim, Gold Edition Artist's Proof. This artwork will hang in the Iris Scott Solo Show and will ship/be available for pick April 17th, 2017**

'MOONLIGHT SWIM' by Iris Scott

This embellished Artist’s Proof is a high definition reproduction with the addition of oil paint highlights. Gold Edition prints are manufactured using professional-grade archival inks and printed on fine art acid-free canvases. The surface of each print is individually reworked by Iris Scott in her studio and finished with a signed oil hand-print on the back to create an Embellished Artist's Proof. Iris Scott adds her trademark finger painted oil texture upon the printed image, which plays with the original work to make a compositional variation. The artist effectively creates an alternate version of her artwork image for each new Gold Edition Artist's Proof. Each rare reproduction features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical!

Whitetail Deer – Gold Edition Artist’s Proof

**PLEASE NOTE: Adelman Fine Art exclusively represents the Whitetail Deer, Gold Edition Artist's Proof. This artwork will hang in the Iris Scott Solo Show and will ship/be available for pick April 17th, 2017**

'WHITETAIL DEER' by Iris Scott

This embellished Artist’s Proof is a high definition reproduction with the addition of oil paint highlights. Gold Edition prints are manufactured using professional-grade archival inks and printed on fine art acid-free canvases. The surface of each print is individually reworked by Iris Scott in her studio and finished with a signed oil hand-print on the back to create an Embellished Artist's Proof. Iris Scott adds her trademark finger painted oil texture upon the printed image, which plays with the original work to make a compositional variation. The artist effectively creates an alternate version of her artwork image for each new Gold Edition Artist's Proof. Each rare reproduction features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical!

Tournesol

**SOLD** TOURNESOL is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott.

We are setting these sunflowers free! Panels available now separately. Available through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Aquarius – Gold Edition Artist’s Proof

**PLEASE NOTE: Adelman Fine Art exclusively represents the Aquarius, Gold Edition Artist's Proof. This artwork will hang in the Iris Scott Solo Show and will ship/be available for pick April 17th, 2017**

'AQUARIUS' by Iris Scott

This embellished Artist’s Proof is a high definition reproduction with the addition of oil paint highlights. Gold Edition prints are manufactured using professional-grade archival inks and printed on fine art acid-free canvases. The surface of each print is individually reworked by Iris Scott in her studio and finished with a signed oil hand-print on the back to create an Embellished Artist's Proof. Iris Scott adds her trademark finger painted oil texture upon the printed image, which plays with the original work to make a compositional variation. The artist effectively creates an alternate version of her artwork image for each new Gold Edition Artist's Proof. Each rare reproduction features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical!

Beaded Threads – Gold Edition Artist’s Proof

**PLEASE NOTE: Adelman Fine Art exclusively represents the Beaded Threads, Gold Edition Artist's Proof. This artwork will hang in the Iris Scott Solo Show and will ship/be available for pick April 17th, 2017**

'BEADED THREADS' by Iris Scott

This embellished Artist’s Proof is a high definition reproduction with the addition of oil paint highlights. Gold Edition prints are manufactured using professional-grade archival inks and printed on fine art acid-free canvases. The surface of each print is individually reworked by Iris Scott in her studio and finished with a signed oil hand-print on the back to create an Embellished Artist's Proof. Iris Scott adds her trademark finger painted oil texture upon the printed image, which plays with the original work to make a compositional variation. The artist effectively creates an alternate version of her artwork image for each new Gold Edition Artist's Proof. Each rare reproduction features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical!

Marylou Blue And Yellow Circles

MARYLOU BLUE AND YELLOW CIRCLES  is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

After The Snow Fell

**SOLD** ****This original finger painting will hang in Iris Scott's solo show****

Clay Flowers

**SOLD**

CLAY FLOWERS is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Phantasmagoria

**NEW** ****This original finger painting will hang in Iris Scott’s solo show and can ship on April 17th, 2017. Iris Scott has requested this piece for her solo show.**** PHANTASMAGORIA  is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Thirsty Koi

**SOLD** Thirsty Koi is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott.

Kolkata

**SOLD** Kolkata is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott.

Chloe

**SOLD** ****This original finger painting will hang in Iris Scott's solo show**** Chloe is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. This painting is part of her hugely popular shakin' dog series.

Greenhouse “Study”

**SOLD** Greenhouse "Study" is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Shattered

SHATTERED is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California. "I feel I succeeded in combining the words: "retro", "umbrella", "blue", and "shattered".  The inspiration for this piece came from randomly drawing 4 words out of my Idea Jar" ~IRIS

Landscape “Study” Triptych

Landscape “Study” Triptych is a highly textured and colorful 3-panel original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Often times Iris will paint a smaller version (a study) in preparation for a larger scale painting - sampling colors and composition on smaller canvas. These studies offer collectors an affordable opportunity to own an original Iris Scott finger painting. This triptych is also available as three individual paintings "Studies A, B, and C," to purchase separately. Each panel measures 20 x 20 inches and are $2500 each. You may combine any of the panels for a unique look to fit your space. The total triptych as shown measures 60 x 20 inches and is offered at a discounted price of $6750. Select options in the dropdown below. Please click images to expand. Available exclusively through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Feathers And Fragments

Feathers And Fragments, an abstract study, is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Koi (“Coy” Study #1)

Koi ("Coy" Study #1) is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Crested King Jay

**SOLD**   Crested King Jay is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

The Diver

The Diver is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott.

'The Diver' represents my vivid imagination of ‘diving into bed!’ It was pouring rain in Brooklyn the day I painted this work, and I felt like this surrealistic portrayal of a diver floating into bed, fed my need to paint dreaminess that day. This painting like all of my finger paintings is loaded with lush thick Holbein oil paints in vibrant colors. I like to think that the viewer can find their own dream somewhere in the painting. ~ Iris Scott

Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Naranja

NARANJA is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. We are setting these sunflowers free! Panels available now separately. Available through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Licorice

**SOLD** LICORICE is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Kikeriki

**SOLD**

KIKERIKI is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott.

Violet Koi “Study”

**SOLD** Violet Koi "Study" (For How-To Video) is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Brook “Study”

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Brook "Study" is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Buckeye

**SOLD**

****This original finger painting will hang in Iris Scott's solo show and can ship on April 17th, 2017. Iris Scott has requested this piece for her solo show.****

BUCKEYE is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.

Sweetglass Taxi

**SOLD**

SWEETGLASS TAXI is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. The painting's abstract impressionist style brilliantly mimics the blurry world of rainy urban streets. Available exclusively at Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California. For additional pictures or information, contact the gallery.

Pine Needles in Snow

**SOLD** Pine Needles in Snow is an original finger painting by Iris Scott. Available exclusively through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California. "I live in Brooklyn, the epitome of a concrete jungle. Trees are noticeably absent from my neighborhood which is settled in the heart of an industrial zone. For someone who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the land of evergreen trees and dense foliage, this is a rough transition. Luckily I have friends in Jackson Hole Wyoming, and about once a year I get to fly away like a little snowbird to the picturesque West. On a walk, the group of us took, I spied this scene. It was late afternoon light, the snow was blue, and pine needs left skirts of red at the base of their trunks like the skirts of a Christmas tree."  ~Iris Scott

Greenville

GREENVILLE is an original oil finger painting by Iris Scott. We are setting these sunflowers free! Panels available now separately. Available through Adelman Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, California.
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