Life Surrounding LifeScott Dykema
Oil, acrylic, enamel, spray paint on Wood New
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
48" h x 24" w x 2.5" d |10 lbs. 1 oz.
Artist Scott Dykema creates colorful mixed-media figurative works, reminiscent of contemporary street art. This is largely due to the inclusion of spray paint in his arsenal of tools. “There is an extreme love in putting something down onto a blank surface, committing to giving it new life and finishing it,” says Scott. His work comes from the constant desire to simply create. Drawing inspiration from the hues of the sky, books, images online, or even spots on the floor. Scott first started out studying nutrition and dietetics but veered into his ingenious creative side by the influence of an art teacher. He demonstrates fanciful interpretations of cultures through multiple layers, and oftentimes metallic elements. In each piece, he presents a story that awaits the imaginative viewer. Scott’s studio is a charming 1947 Chevy school bus parked permanently in his Texas backyard.
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I love the modern, energetic, color saturated twist Scott breathes into his otherwise mythological status portraits and themes. For me, Portion Control's subtraction of form added to the subject's mystery and further drew me into the knowing, alluring Mediterranean blue of the woman's eyes. It is as if she has a secret to tell, and I, captivated, stand in silence waiting to hear it. The golden glow around her adds depth and substance, catching the light of my home from all angles. I am enraptured with this painting and will treasure it for decades to come.- J Fowler
Tropical Night Geisha is hanging beautifully in our home. The painting surpassed my expectations at every level. It is quite breathtaking and alluring at the same time. We admire it every day and look forward to viewing your additions. Thank you.- S Eidler
Scott, I have just received my painting (Geisha with painted wall) and it is even more beautiful in the flesh than I expected. I am absolutely thrilled with it. You are a very talented man!- N Palios
I love the modern, energetic, color saturated twist Scott breathes into his otherwise mythological status portraits and themes. For me, Portion Control's subtraction of form added to the subject's mystery and further drew me into the knowing, alluring Mediterranean blue of the woman's eyes. It is as if she has a secret to tell, and I, captivated, stand in silence waiting to hear it. The golden glow around her adds depth and substance, catching the light of my home from all angles. I am enraptured with this painting and will treasure it for decades to come.
Oh that's great J. Keating!! I am so happy that you got the painting that you love it!!! The other one you ordered is on its way and I hope you love that one too!!! Thank you for your orders and please let me know when you get the second one and if you get the time send pics of the art in its new home!! Thank you again!!!! Scott
Hi Scott - we just received 'The Night Chief Rides' - it is stunning! We loved it on the website but it is so much better in person. We also purchased 'Pattern on Pattern Bull with Cheif' - can't wait to see it. Thank you!
Looks like the first painting in the cowboy series has just sold!! I am so excited!! Wonder what will go next?????!!! Thank you Ugallery!! I am always so happy to be a Ugallery artist!!
Another painting sold!!! So happy to be a Ugallery artist!! Thank you Ugallery!!! New works to come.
Hi Scott, I came across your work while browsing the art on this website, and keep coming back to stare at your New Day Geisha. On a public servants salary, it's out of my range, but I just wanted to pass along to you that I think it's beautiful. I hope it finds a great home, and I'll keep checking back in hopes of treating myself in the future. Cheers!
Working on a solo exhibition that will be in Midland, TX April 30,2015 !!!! The show will be in a private home and will feature a lot of new works. Do you live in the Midland area??
Thank you so much, Scott! The geisha is absolutely gorgeous. As you know this was my first commissioned piece of art. It will not be the last! It was just wonderful to work with you and I could not be happier.
S. Eidler, I am so very happy to hear that you are pleased with your painting. I really appreciate you and your purchase as well as your love for art!! Thank you for your kind words.
Tropical Night Geisha is hanging beautifully in our home. The painting surpassed my expectations at every level. It is quite breathtaking and alluring at the same time. We admire it every day and look forward to viewing your additions. Thank you.
Scott. you have an interesting view of reality. It is the sign of a great artist. You paint what you see, and I like that. Unfortunately as a retired gentleman my resources are limited. Sorry I couldn't afford your work. I absolutely love the PIG. well done. I collect pigs. Have a huGe collection. By the way, my sister and her boyfriend say you are really HOT!!. BUT you already know that don't you. alg.. look forward to seeing your works. and perhaps a full look of your persona.
N. Palios, I am so very happy that you are pleased with the painting that you ordered!! It filled my heart when I read your email and I look forward to hopefully some day being able to view the work in its new home. Thank you so much.
Scott, I have just received my painting (Geisha with painted wall) and it is even more beautiful in the flesh than I expected. I am absolutely thrilled with it. You are a very talented man!
C.Strassburg, I am so happy that you love your pig!! I love to hear that!! Please send me a pic of the pig in its new home if you get a chance. Thank you so much for your support. Scott
love my pig!!!! I collect pig wall art and this is an attractive and interesting addition
E. Glover, Thanks so much for your kind words and for your purchase. I am very happy to hear that she brings peace to you and to your space! Thank you so much.
I am very pleased with my artwork.It has exceeded my expectations.It came very well packed.I decided to hang it on the wall at the top of our stairs so it is like she is watching over us and it's a location in the house that we pass by often so it's just a lovely painting that I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at.It brings some peace and tranquility to my life.Thank you!
WOW! What a hot week here in Texas! Been working in my super toasty studio all week and have put together some great pieces to add to my Ugallery shop next week! This is wonderful!
like your style
Been working in the studio full on and will be adding many new pieces this week and am ready to get them into new homes.!!!!!!
Filled with gratitude for the acceptance into the magazine Studio Visit. Juried magazine that will go out to over 2000 art collectors, galleries, and museums around the world. Looking forward to an even more abundant year of art and illustration commissions to come!! And thank you MKennedy!
Vibrant and lovely. Nice Scott!
Scott, My husband and I love this work. The textures are rich as are the colors. It is all motion. Thank you for being a part of our new NYC home.
Feeling really grateful for the amazing exposure we are receiving for our childrens book Keep Dreaming. We have been able to get it out there and had some amazing experiences giving books to kids that really deserve to hear the books messages. Hope you all are dreaming big.
Today we received announcement that our childrens book Keep Dreaming is featured in 360 West magazine!!!!! The December gift giving guide. Awesome!! Thank you 360 West. www.newdreamstudio.com Is where you can check out our childrens book and read about our mission.
In addition to a fine art painter, I am also a children's book illustrator. My most recent work is featured in a book called Keep Dreaming. You can see it here: www.newdreamstudio.com. My art continues to evolve, grow and expand and I love creating it!