Iris Scott (b. 1984) is a New York based artist originally from Seattle, WA. Her finger paintings are made of high grade oils on canvas. Her originals hang in four US galleries and her prints are shipped worldwide every day. She is spearheading the movement to turn hands-on painting into the fine art technique it deserves. Scott believes that oil finger painting will one day be taught in university art programs alongside other techniques/mediums, because it is an intuitive and practical method to mark-making. Iris left brushes behind and has not looked back since 2010 when she first stumbled upon finger painting. Nitrile gloves are essential, to protect her skin, but the thin layer barrier still allows Iris to feel her materials more intimately than traditional paint brushes. The subjects Iris chooses to painting are intentionally unaligned with fine art contemporary trends. "The Art World is about to enter a more feminine aesthetic which will diverge from the male-dominated visions of the past...we are about to have a renaissance of beauty and abundance because 1970's minimalism is luckily going out of style." Iris Scott associates herself with a small group of Brooklyn artists that call themselves Instinctualists. They aim to pick up where the Impressionists left off, before the industrial age took art into a conceptualist, anti-beauty, anti-craft, direction. Instinctualism is not a rebellious art gesture, these painters aim to connect with viewers of all ages and backgrounds. Their paintings are naturalistic, colorful, abundant, positive, and happy. Iris Scott feels strongly that art school infect the viewer instantly, and she looks to examples in museums that have stood the test of time, examples such as Starry Night and Monet's lilies.