Scott Hewett, originally from Bradford, Massachusetts, moved to Sag Harbor in 1998 pursuing a lifelong passion in art. He holds a BFA with honors from Massachusetts College of Art and has won several awards, including the Boston Globe Gold Key and the Tom O’Hara Award for Illustration.
“I have an incredible desire to create daily. Painting is the one constant in my life. Textural objects including old rusted trucks, gas pumps, and animals are my subjects of interest. I wish to reveal the beauty and brilliance of color within. I try to convey to the observer what I see through my eyes with the acrylic medium.”
Hewett's art has been described as giving an ordinary object aspects of the extraordinary. His style transcends simple photorealism by his use of almost hyper-real hues and strong contrast allowing his paintings to pop with unusual sensibility. Most incredible is the large scale size depiction of his subjects.
"I collaborate dark and light shades and play with complimentary colors to transport the ordinary into art and have it jump off the canvas."