“This is what occupies me more and more in my career,” says Scott Hartley, a featured artist in the August 2011 issue of Watercolor Artist. “To get that subtle relationship where everything is placed in such a way that it kind of snaps to attention.” Hartley is a native and current resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who breathes life into urban scenery that most people pass by unheeded. He relishes the challenge of balancing textures, colors and angular shapes to create pieces that tacitly draw attention to the quiet beauty of city life. When not on the road participating in art festivals, he supports the arts by playing in the reeds quartet for the Ann Arbor Symphony and coordinating music education outreach to public schools.
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