NowThis Media visited Iris in 2017 to shoot their 1 minute video and it went viral. The short video piece garnered over 100 million views.
Foxy is the name of Iris' studio cat, and in this 1min video we see her finger paint from start to finish 48x48inchs (122x122cm) of white canvas into a vibrant depiction of her artsy companion. Aug 2017.
"Whatever I shouldn't be doing is exactly what I need to be doing." This is the philosophy of New York oil finger painting artist, Iris Scott. Watch as Iris walks us through her creative process, her influences, and her beliefs, all while she paints a brand new canvas.
In just under 10 minutes, this interview with Iris Scott touches on the artist's childhood, how she started finger painting, as well as her take on practice, her attitude about giftedness/talent, and what her goals for the future are.
In 2 minutes watch Iris Scott turn a 72in tall blank canvas into a movement-saturated bucking bronco. And she paints it all without ever using a brush. Finger painting at a whole new level.
Here, in Iris Scott's most iconic painting, "Shaking off the Blues," a piece inspired by the family dog, Jake, watch it all come together in under 2 minutes. Finger painting is now fine art.
In less than 30 minutes, Iris Scott invites the complete beginner to create their own work of art as she instructs using her technique on her own painting.
In 3 and a half minutes watch Iris Scott bring "Francesca" to life. Using just gloved fingertips to apply the oils to this large canvas, Iris masterfully manipulates heaping dabs of oil paint straight from their tubes.