Paintings by Scott Carruthers
Paintings using metaphors to explore the innocence of childhood.
I paint observations of life, particularly the adventures of childhood, the experiences of growing up along the life journey, and carving out a story. I'm fascinated with the use of metaphors to illustrate these stories, which can allow for different interpretations from one person to the next.
Painting the characters in a naive, cartoon like style helps represent the childhood aspect of the work, adding humour and accentuating the innocence of children. My paintings are thought provoking and allow the viewer to get lost in their imagination and maybe take them back to a simpler time.