“In the effort to bring a scene to life, watercolors provide many opportunities for visual cues. It’s versatility to be soft, and flowing, or bright, bold and active, can be selectively applied.”
Watercolor painting has always been a part of Scott’s life. As he was growing up in the mid west he was always drawing and painting. During high school, Scott participated in a series of Scholastic Art Awards programs conducted by Scholastic Magazines Inc., a regional exhibition That is a preliminary to the selection of finalists for The National High School Art Exhibition. Scott’s work was selected for the state exhibitions in Arizona in 1976 and Wisconsin in 1978, receiving the Scholastic Art Awards Certificate of Merit. While living in The Milwaukee area, Scott also participated in the Milwaukee Area Skill Olympics at the Milwaukee area technical College and received a third place award in watercolor painting.
Graduating in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Scott received a BSFA (Bachelor of Science in Fine Art) degree with a concentration in Industrial Design. After graduation, He moved to Orange County California and worked in product design for almost decade. These experiences helped him refine skills and rediscover his true interest, to be a watercolor artist. Scott was determined to study, and experiment to improve his painting skills for several years until arriving at his present style of painting. He is self-taught in watercolors and a studio painter, as this provides the controlled environment necessary for the style in which he works.
In the summer of 2006, Scott’s work was accepted at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, where he has had the privilege to exhibit for fourteen consecutive years. He has had the great honor of having one of his seascape paintings “Cold Front” selected from the 2010 exhibit to be a part of the Festival of Arts permanent collection. He has also participated in a series of exhibits through the Laguna Festival of Arts at the Wells Fargo Bank in Laguna Beach, Coastline Community College, and FOA South a gallery. Scott is also an exhibit juror this year for the Laguna Festival of Arts and previously in 2014.