"Snowfall" is the only finger painting I've made in five years that was touched with a brush. This makes it special. Before this painting was a snowy forest scene, it was a weeping willow in the spring. However, the composition felt too green and too flat. I didn't feel like I could step into it. The painting rested in my studio for months, taunting me until finally I realized that I could paint snow into it. With a flat brush, I added snow into the negative space between trees, trees that didn't originally exist in the willow composition. Where you see tree trunks is what used to be a mixture of weeping willow leaves and a hillside. In fact, if you blur your eyes, you can even see the thick trunk of the willow taking up the right third of the painting. Normally I cannot save paintings, but in this single lucky case I was able to transform a spring willow into a wintery forest of aspens. I am very pleased. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Iris Scott


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

48" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
15 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.