Artist Patrick Scott died last week just as a major retrospective of his work opened at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow.

'Patrick Scott - Golden Boy', a documentary broadcast in the 'Arts Lives' series, explored the life and work of the artist. In this extract the poet Seamus Heaney visits Patrick Scott in his home. Heaney talks about Scott's paintings and the artist's use of gold. 

'Patrick Scott - Golden Boy' was directed by Sé Merry Doyle and produced by Maria Doyle Kennedy and Andrea Pitt. It was first  broadcast on 27 January 2004.

Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott, photographed by G.A. Ducan in 1974. © RTÉ Archives 0690/017