Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Scott Hagan

Scott Hagan, known as the Barn Artist, specializes in hand-painting larger than life designs on various types of buildings, especially schools and barns. 

Hagan has painted a variety of signage, murals of all types and more across Ohio and 18 other states for the past 23 years.

Located in Jerusalem, Ohio, Hagan’s  career  began when he was hired as part of the Ohio Bicentennial barn painting campaign.

After finishing his last Ohio bicentennial barn in 2002, the Belmont County man kept right on going.

People wanted his freestyle paint jobs — Hagan still uses an old-fashioned brush — on their barns, silos, grain elevators, storefronts and gym floors.

His portfolio has grown to include not only the 88 Bicentennial Barns, but more than 800 additional barns, silos, and other structures across the country.

In 2015, Hagan began painting Ohio History Barns, commissioned by the Ohio History Connection and local historical societies, to present Ohio’s rich heritage of significant people, places, and achievements, and to whet the public’s appetite to learn more.“This is such a lost art or forgotten art,” Hagan says. But not forgotten by everyone.

Hagan is trying to keep an old tradition going — one gallon of paint at a time.

More of Scott Hagan‘s amazing over-sized paintings can be found at http://barnartist.com/.

 

 

13 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Scott Hagan

  1. You should all check out the ‘silo art’ that has taken hold in regional towns in Australia in the last five years. It’s all amazing and so inspiring to have huge public art spreading rapidly through the previously nearly art free countryside. I hope to see a feature on some of the silos on your site soon 😉
    Kate

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