Greetings. My name is J. Scott Ament. I like to make stuff.
I moved from Chicago (home for my entire adult life) to rural Southwest Michigan. I bought a 10 acres farm just East of St. Joseph and built a dreamy art studio in the barn. In Chicago I had a decorative painting business for 20 years but am now growing much of my own food, making my own soap, canning, baking, pickling, raising ducks and, mostly, working in oils on canvas. Most of my work is found in my new country environment. Animals are a huge passion of mine and and pet portraits a specialty.
Check out all of my paintings and projects at The Hip Barn website at www.thehipbarn.com (also on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram)