Working professionally for over twenty years, Duce’s paintings reveal a fine-tuned understanding of archetypical landscape reinterpreted in an uncompromisingly individual way. Dedicated to the universal rather than the particular, Duce’s keen insight reinvigorates the tradition of landscape painting.
Scott Duce has been making his signature pieces, oil paintings with his characteristic trees surrounded by a field of color, since 1993.
The artist states, "Though the tree is the obvious focal point of the paintings, the land and sky assist in its dialogue, weaving a pattern of meaning and suggestion. It is my intention to find diversity in combinations of these elements, which then help to establish a connection between the whole painting and the viewer. It is important to recognize the image of the tree not necessarily as the tree outside of my window, but as the vehicle which I use to establish the time-honored process of painting."
Working from his New York studio space, Scott Duce's paintings are in museums, corporate and private collections. Duce received his MFA from Boston University and his BFA from the University of Utah.