With the ambition to become an artist, Scott studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. In June 2000 he left with a BDes in Illustration and printmaking.
Since graduating Scott has been a full time artist,
working from his studio in Glasgow. Much of his time is spent traveling around the country looking for inspiration for another take on the Scottish landscape. The many lochs, glens and isles of the West coast are amongst his favourite subject matter for his vibrant and atmospheric oils. Since 2003 Scott has also been a regular part time lecturer at the Creative Arts Department of Reid Kerr College, Paisley.
Scott uses vivid colours in a vigorous application to represent the fast changing light conditions of the West coast of Scotland. Colour use often becomes an entirely emotional response to the subject while tone can remain representational.
The love he has for his native Scottish countryside is portayed in his work through an ebullient energy with which he handles the colour with pallette knife and brush.
MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 16! / / Rain Clears, Glen Spean / by scottnaismith / / / / Broadford Croft / by scottnaismith / / / Join me at Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition… / / I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 16. SoJie 16 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Jurie…
[Video] / A tutorial and time lapse demo of a portrait painting / This Painting is all about the experimentation of tackling new processes. I have recently been working in thinner layers of liquid paint and have been increasingly inspired by the work of William Turner. / The idea was to show myself studying direct light which has become a key element of my recent work . The eyes would become the …
[Video] / A recent trip to the Isle of Arran, Scotland shows me finding inspiration for a series of paintings of the island. / Using time lapse film, I capture some of the changing light conditions of the West coast of Scotland. / My wife Gill appears a few times and is due to have our 1st child in September. / Music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.