Scott feels fortunate to have found an outlet for his artistic expression in the plein air tradition. As a native Californian Scott has lived most of his life in and around the ocean and mountains of this beautiful state. He has developed a strong connection to the water and land while surfing along the Pacific coast and fishing, backpacking and canoeing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.. Scott’s goal is to share this connection with those who view his art.
In his plein air paintings Scott hopes to capture the mood or essence of a place and allow the viewer to experience the beauty of our natural world. He uses a limited palette of colors in oils, which helps harmonize the painting as well as adding the challenge of mixing all other colors from these few. Scott’s painting gear fits into a backpack, which allows him the freedom to get off the beaten path while scouting for locations to capture on canvas.
Scott was inspired to begin painting by New Zealand painter John Crump and has studied with John as well as California painters Kathleen Dunphy, Brian Blood and Frank Serrano. Scott’s paintings have been juried into a number of exhibitions throughout the state.