Why is this painting called “Open”?

The painting shows several paths of water, all making their way to the ocean. It comes from different places, but it eventually all the water ends up flowing into the sea. That is how I see my life these days. I am not sure exactly what direction the path with take, or what it will […]

Low maintenance. Big impact.

Elephant Ears are one of my newfound loves for the garden since moving to South Carolina  in 2008. These monster big plants are virtually maintenance-free. All they ask for is A LOT of space. A few years ago I planted three large (and very ugly) bulbs, not really knowing what was to come. Within a […]

A Captured Childhood Memory

I created this oil painting for my client so he and his family could have a visual reminder of all their great summer memories from time spent together at the lake in Great-Grandmother Margrethe’s house. This charming lake home is located on “Lake Margrethe” in Northern Michigan. They are attending an enormous family reunion at Lake […]

A painting called “Poe’s Tavern”

My newest painting is now available! If you’d like to use it as your desktop calendar for this new month, just click on the image below to download it to your computer. To read the story behind this painting, click on this link to visit www.mariescottstudios.com