This piece was inspired by a backpacking trip I took through Nicaragua. I spied this scene as I passed an estate's driveway with the gate wide open. The hard working pair caught my attention as the man laboriously shoveled pile after pile of dry sand off the tile entrance into the wooden cart. I noticed his cart was fashioned from car tires, and his horse appeared to have been his working companion for decades. I saw many of these horse-carts in Nicaragua, sometimes right in traffic alongside BMWs and new Mercedes. They would wait at stop lights and trot through the intersections on green lights. Nicaragua was a place of stark contrasts, much like the blue and yellow tile of this scene's foreground.

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

Dusty Horsecart

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 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.