F. Scott MacLeod was born in 1954 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. After living and working in Ontario for many years, he returned to Nova Scotia in 1999, and now resides in Lunenburg. Although drawing is one of his fortés, painting with oil on canvas has dominated his professional life. Self-taught and influenced by the likes of Matisse, Modigliani, and Diebenkorn, MacLeod’s technique is spontaneous and painterly yet not overthought. He depends on the inorganic use of colour to defy convention and produce works that are not cliché.
MacLeod’s stunning fictional and literal landscapes are inspired by the majestic beauty of Nova Scotia and composite images of life growing up in Ontario. Abstracted figures and still life paintings express movement and suggestion beyond the ordinary. Each unique series is defined by his personal and professional evolution as he sees painting as a natural expression of his inner and outer life.
MacLeod’s works are held in major private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the USA and have been featured in more than forty solo exhibitions.