Today we are exploring the extraordinary work of renowned artist and decorative painter Scott Waterman. His work has been featured in Southern Accents, House & Garden, Interior Design, and many others, and he is a favorite of interior designers across the country. For a wonderful profile of this talented artist in Southern Accents, please click here. Mr. Waterman was born in Florida and lived in Atlanta, so his timeless, elegant Southern aesthetic is evident. Now living in Los Angeles, he is very well known for his grand-scale murals commissioned by interior designers and private art collectors. He works primarily out of his L.A. studio and not on location, shipping his art to clients. But he often travels to the site in person to see the space or to oversee installation, so that the art is integrated and in harmony with its location. I was not surprised to learn that Mr. Waterman was influenced by James McNeill Whistler, as his Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery in D.C. is a masterpiece of interior decorative mural art. Mr. Waterman was kind enough to put together a group of Chinoiserie themed works from his extensive portfolio of murals, works on furniture, and works on paper. Although his portfolio covers a wide range of subjects, I think you will agree that his Chinoiserie work is stunning.
This silver leaf on silk project was created for the Santa Barbara historic estate of Holmby Hills and was featured in Southern Accents. Mr. Waterman noted that when working on silk one cannot make any mistakes. Click on the photos to enlarge. For more of his work, or to contact the artist, go to www.scottwatermanartist.com.
These photos feature an antique canopy bed for which the artist painted four paintings to be changed with each season. Bamboo is summer, Pine is autumn, Plumb is winter, and Lotus is spring. The client is an Episcopal priest and Chinese scholar.
A wonderful Chinoiserie screen with the artist's sketches.
Another stunning screen for Charleston interior designer Amelia Handegan.
The artist in front of a large Chinoiserie canvas he created for Jean de Merry magazine ads.