J. Scott Nicol
"As an artist, I express myself through my paintings. In order to tell my story, I chose books as a vehicle for those paintings. Creating this type of art is a painstaking process of research, intricate composition, and detailed painting. After coming up with a thematic concept, I choose the image for each of the books. A color background is then created which is complimentary to the image. Finally, I make up a title that in combination with the image will elicit a response from the viewer.
The true reward is in the process of making art. Taking a blank canvas and transforming it with oil paint and brush into made up books that not only tell the story of my life but of our collective popular culture."
Scott love's books and his collection exceeds well over a thousand books. They tell the story of him, they show his likes, interests, and passions." If you want to know about someone, go to their house and look at their collection of books." His artwork is in galleries throughout the country and purchased by art collectors around the world. These paintings can touch people in a very deep and meaningful way and it is remarkable on the detail and realism. Some celebrities have collected his art like; Heisman Trophy winner and two times Super Bowl champion Jim Plunkett, entertainer and rapper Lil’ Wayne, and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, to name just a few.