Scott specializes in portraits of adults, children, pets including dogs and cats, animals, places, outdoor sporting scenes and landscapes on a commission basis. Scott draws inspiration from the great schools of painting - the Hudson River painters, the French Barbizon School, Dutch landscape and portrait traditions, and the American Impressionists.
Scott usually travels to the client's location and conducts a sitting taking many reference photographs while discussing the goals of the portrait with the client. Developing the overall composition and seeing the relationship of the client or the location is important to the painting. However, Scott can easily accommodate client-supplied photographs to work with. After the sitting, Scott returns to his studio to begin the painting. Scott works primarily in oil and watercolor.
Scott enjoys framing the final works himself or he can assist the client in selecting an appropriate custom frame from a wide selection of corner samples that he has. Of course, the client can choose to frame the painting themselves if they wish. Depending on the client's request, Scott can ship the completed piece or deliver it personally.
Scott travels extensively studying landscapes, outdoor sporting scenes and portraiture on a commission basis for a backlog of patrons. His work takes him all over the country to become acquainted with his clients in their own settings. While specializing in portraits, animals and landscapes Scott does his research on site, completing his paintings back home in his studio on the river on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Scott works primarily in oils and watercolors.
Scott studied formally at Washington College, the Maryland Institute College of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and received an M.F.A. graduate degree from the University of Delaware. He has taught art at both college and university levels as well as privately and has won many notable awards from prestigious organizations such as the Society of Animal Artists and the Academy of Natural Sciences. He is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists. Scott's work is represented in the finest galleries, private collections and exhibitions in the country.
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