“Every watercolor painting is a new and different challenge, an opportunity for discovery and confirmation. It can also be a frequent reminder of who is the one in control.”
Watercolor painting has been a part of Scott’s life since his youth. Growing up in the rural mid west he was always drawing painting. During high school, Scott participated in the Scholastic Art Awards programs conducted by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. a regional exhibition 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 in 1983, He moved to Orange County California and worked in product design for almost decade. These were good learning experiences that helped him refine skills and rediscover his true interest, to be a watercolor artist. Scott was determined study, experiment and practice to improve his painting skills for several years until arriving at his present style of painting. He is self-taught in watercolors and mostly a studio painter, as this provides a controlled environment 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 twelve 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 run by the Festival of Arts. Scott was also an exhibit juror for the Laguna Festival of Arts in 2014.