If you follow my work you'll know how unusual it is for me to paint abstract. Literally all of my art for the past 6 years has been representational finger painting on canvas, with the exception of this artwork. This piece is also painted on wood, in order to support a heaping quantity of oil applied to the surface. It was an exercise I gave myself in letting go. I do not plan on making any more abstracts whatsoever, for I find them more frustrating than pleasant. This piece, which is about 50% white, 30% green, and 5% yellow, represents a very emotional self-loathing month I experienced last year. Unsure about my career, and insecure about my artistic direction one week, I made this abstract in a cloud of marijuana over the course of three days. I cannot bear to have it anymore in my house, it reminds me too much of that week. This painting is very much a one-of-a-kind. A true one-off.

This is an oil finger painting on canvas, no brush was used to create the work. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Iris Scott

Abstract Study

Oil painting on wood

Signed on back

36" h x 36" w x 2" d
17 lbs. 1 oz.



Iris Scott
Brooklyn, New York

Getting to Know Iris

Iris Scott is a finger painting artist based in New York City, Brooklyn. Iris makes her color-saturated canvases burst with movement using a form of textural Impressionism all her own, and without using a brush. “There’s nothing between me and the paint - I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways brushes never could." Her paintings portray a dreamy yet dynamic world - a heightened, lusher 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.