Scott Plear is an abstract artist whose work is noted for its risk-taking use of colour, texture, and layering. His work focuses on non-objective imagery, and his practice of painting is concerned with the use of the visual elements as a means of expression. He paints on unstretched canvas, varying the format and process depending on the direction of the painting.
He has exhibited continuously for the past 28 years in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Among his primary influences were his experiences at the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops through the University of Saskatchewan from 1977 to 2000.
In 2004, Scott Plear was recognized for his contribution to the visual arts in Canada by being awarded membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He teaches and maintains a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
What does the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists Mean to you?
For me it was a honour of recognition by one’s peers as it is a nominated and elected designation by members of the RCA. I also consider it a responsibility to fund and encourage the activities of the academy such as encouraging up-and-coming artists of note, contribution, and merit to the Canadian arts. – Scott Plear – RCA