Friday, September 23, 2016


Top Plein Air Artist
Showcased At Ocean Art Gallery

FLAGLER BEACH, FL – On Saturday, October 1st, one of Florida’s top plein air artists will welcome guests to his “A Landscape Perspective” art show from 6 to 8 pm. A longtime exhibitor at Ocean Art Gallery, Scott Hiestand will present his detailed acrylic landscape and wildlife paintings created expressly for this show. 

During the opening reception, Scott will meet with guests and share his artistic technique, which has won him rave reviews and multiple awards throughout Florida and the Southeast. Recognized for his realistic imagery, the artworks on display will be the best he has ever offered the public. Art lovers and collectors from across the state will journey to Ocean Art Gallery, Flagler Beach’s Art Destination, to view Scott’s capturing of Florida’s beauty and majesty. A resident of Ormond Beach, Scott is an avid plein air painter who is invited to almost every juried plein air paint out in Florida.  

Upon obtaining his art degree, Scott was recruited by Hallmark Cards. He later worked for some 35 years as a graphic artist for various newspapers, including 15 years at the St. Petersburg Times, where he illustrated the outdoors pages.

Scott’s work has been recognized throughout the United States. He is a State of Indiana upland game bird stamp contest winner; was selected for the Paint America National Gallery Tour; and designed the Florida Bass Fish automobile license plate. Scott was recently an over-all winner for the Plein Air Magazine Salon Contest. Highly regarded by collectors, Scott’s works are in many private and corporate collections nationwide.

As always, the art opening at Ocean Art Gallery, held on the first Saturday of every month, is a free event to which everyone is invited. Light refreshments and live music will be available. Saturday night in Flagler Beach is a lively time as locals and visitors enjoy the oceanside ambiance created by more than a dozen eating and drinking establishments within a half mile of Ocean Art Gallery’s prime location right on SR 100 (Moody Blvd.). With two entrances and a large parking lot behind the gallery, there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the art opening and downtown Flagler Beach.

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