Nashville’s Scott Guion has artistic talent of epic proportions. Recently, he painted an 8′ x 8′ portrait of Dolly Parton on plywood for a stunning mural that will be placed in the Grand Ole Opry plaza.
As seen on Guion’s Instagram, he’s painted country greats like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn. Often seen on fences or the side of buildings, Guion’s portraits are always full of life with such brightness and clarity that they would stop anyone in their tracks to take a long look. Parton’s new portrait displays the kindness in her face and features one of his signature striking background patterns.
Parton’s portrait will be in perfect harmony hanging in the Opry plaza for country music fans to admire where Parton feels right at home. As Opry.com quotes Parton, “They call it the ‘Mother Church,’ because the old Ryman was a church, but it’s sacred to me, wherever it goes — the church of my heart. For me, the Opry is like the song ‘New York, New York’ — if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.” Parton first performed at the Grand Ole Opry at age 10 and was formally inducted in January 1969.
See Guion’s past Dolly Parton murals below.