R. Scott Baltz’s paintings of the Maine landscape are distillations of perceived experience, filtered through the passage of time, memory, and imagination. Many weeks, months, or even years may pass before he returns to a particular image in the studio, prompted by rough pencil sketches or photographs made on site. Working from memory coalesces and intensifies his remembered perceptions of a scene, resulting in paintings that appear to pulsate with internal energy.
Baltz studied life sciences at the University of Delaware and photography at Colorado Mountain College before turning his attention to painting. He has exhibited his work regionally since 1998. In 2002, he opened his studio in Somesville to the public. It has since served as his primary exhibition space.