Regis Scott is an original folk artist. Her art appears on objects recycled from movies worked on as a film set painter and collected throughout her travels. Regis has spent years creating art in the Historic Jackson Square of New Orleans.
She is best known for her depictions of icons that replicate the centuries-old art form, retablos. This tradition of saints painted on wood originated in New Mexico and southern Colorado, where Regis now resides.
Her patron saints have proven to be enormously popular among many people, some for religious reasons, others drawn to the mystery that they embody.
The saints can be depicted as serious spiritual icons, called upon for help, or simply enjoyed for their whimsy and fun.