Artist of the Week for March 19, 2024


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Congratulations Scott McClelland

Scott McClelland: Capturing the Essence of Maryland’s Natural Beauty

In the glowing art scene of Harford County, one artist’s work stands out for its profound connection to the natural world and the human spirit. Scott McClelland, an artist known for his masterful use of acrylics to capture a wide array of subjects, is Harford County Living’s Artist of the Week. From serene landscapes to dynamic portraiture, Scott’s artwork invites viewers into a world where every brushstroke tells a story.

A Passion for the Outdoors: Scott’s deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors is evident in every piece he creates. An avid outdoorsman, Scott draws inspiration from the ever-changing interplay of light and shadows, the subtle shifts of the seasons, and the diverse weather conditions of Maryland. His landscapes are not just visual representations but emotional experiences, inviting the viewer to feel the warmth of the sun or the tranquility of a shaded forest path.

Engaging with the Community: Beyond his connection to nature, Scott is deeply committed to engaging with people and capturing the essence of human experiences. Whether lugging his French easel to rocky paths for plein air sessions or interacting with subjects for his portraiture, Scott’s work reflects a genuine interest in documenting life in its myriad forms. His ability to connect with his subjects and viewers alike adds a unique depth to his artwork.

Exhibited Across Harford County and Beyond: Scott’s artwork has graced numerous galleries and exhibitions, making a significant mark on the local art community. From the Harford Artist’s Association Gallery to the prestigious Liriodendron Mansion, where his work is on permanent display, Scott’s paintings have found homes in many esteemed locations. His involvement in the Arts By The Bay gallery in Havre de Grace and Side Street Framers and Gift Gallery in Severna Park and Pasadena further showcases his widespread appeal.

A Member of Esteemed Associations: As a member of the Maryland Portrait Painters and Maryland Plein Air Painters Associations, Scott is among a community of artists dedicated to their craft. His recognition as the featured artist in the April/May 2021 issue of Harford’s Heart Magazine and participation in juried exhibitions, including the Oxford Arts Alliance and “From Mountain to Marina” show, speak volumes about his talent and dedication.

An Invitation to Explore: Scott McClelland’s work is a celebration of Maryland’s natural beauty and the stories of its people. As we feature him as our Artist of the Week, we invite you to explore his collection and perhaps find a piece that speaks to you. Whether you’re drawn to the serene beauty of his landscapes or the intimate depth of his portraits, Scott’s artwork is sure to enrich your appreciation for the world around us.

For those interested in learning more about Scott McClelland’s work or inquiring about his pieces, visit From Scott’s Perspective. Join us in celebrating an artist whose work not only captures the beauty of Harford County but also embodies the spirit of its community.

About our Features of the Week:

One of our goals is to help local Artists in Harford County grow, which is why we constantly remind people and businesses to Support Local. Each week we feature an Artist of the Week for you, so please visit these Artists and share their information. You may be the Harford County Living Artist of the Week in the future.

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