The light-infused work by Scout Cuomo explores the intersection of the human and natural world. As an impressionistic and abstract impressionistic full-time working artist, Scout works predominately in the mediums of painting and drawing. She is best known for her “Swimmers” series, which portrays people floating in and exploring life under water. By embedding pigment in thick coats of epoxy, she infuses her pieces with light to create a glass-like gloss. The end result is a surprisingly delicate, three-dimensional painting. Subjects range from underwater views to landscapes to animals painted on glass using the same process. An artist industriously producing new work, she’s sold over 300 original paintings nationally and internationally. Scout is dedicated to supporting her local economy by collaborating with other community artists and makers, from blacksmiths to graphic designers. A native of Texas, she moved to the Northeast over ten years ago to seriously pursue her art. She’s a graduate of Smith College, and has also worked as a tattoo apprentice and barista, and she resurfaced wooden boats in the harbor of Provincetown, MA, while living on a sailboat—experiences that inform her work today.