Jarom Scott - Artist

About

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Jarom Scott was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. Growing up, he loved to play sports and had an affinity for art. Shortly after graduating from high school, he spent two years in Switzerland and France as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While in France, Jarom was able to see original works by Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter

After returning home, Jarom studied art at MacEwan University and the University of Alberta. He received his BFA Degree in 2004 and a BDES Degree in 2009. In the summer of 2004, he worked at Museums and Collections Services at the University of Alberta. It was there that Jarom was exposed to original works by Canadian artists A. Y. Jackson, A. J. Casson and Illingworth Kerr

In 2006, Jarom received an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant to paint Alberta landscapes. Over the years, Jarom has worked as the Media Arts Coordinator of Alberta for Learning Through the Arts and an Art Instructor in Cardston and Raymond. Jarom currently is the Creative Director at Uppercase Creative and the Curator of the Visitor Information Centre Gallery in Cardston. 

Jarom often paints traditional subjects, such as portraits and landscapes. He has exhibited his paintings in Edmonton, St. Albert, Red Deer and Cardston. Jarom has been influenced by artists James Lahey, Tom Thomson, Illingworth Kerr and Harry Anderson. His first mentor was his mother Kathryn Crane, who received her BFA from the U of A in 1999. Jarom is also related to Painter Jim C. Norton and the prolific 20th-century American Sculptor Avard Fairbanks.