21 Over 31 | Scott Royston

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

SUMMERTIME THIRST QUENCHER was born of a strictly “Baltimore thing,” Scott Royston says. According to the Maryland-based artist, locals like to sip lemonade through peppermint sticks. “They are porous and act like a straw,” he says, explaining the special attributes of the red-and-white striped candy.

In general, the subject matter of Royston’s still lifes feature a wide range of objects—bingo cards, frames, books, seashells, fruit, or flowers, to name a few. “It usually tends to be classical in treatment, something the Old Masters might paint,” he says.

Royston graduated from the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD. A man of many talents, he has in the past been accepted to tour with Walt Disney’s World on Ice, and he has written a novel that he hopes to have published in the future.

He is represented by Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX; Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE; Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL; McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD;  Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; and www.scottroyston.com.

Featured in our annual “21 Over 31” issue in November 2009