Scott began wood sculpting in 1995 in Santa Clarita, California, working with found objects and cast-off construction materials. His work has won multiple awards in local art exhibitions and his sculptures are in private collections in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ventura, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, St. Louis and Minneapolis.
In 2012 one of his designed works was adopted by the City of Santa Clarita, and was installed on one of their most popular bike paths.
Scott’s work has been influenced by Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, but he strives to perfect his own unique style. To broaden his perspective Scott spent the summer of 2011 attending a wood crafting class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.
His newest work includes the 96 -inch-high “Flame II,” but Scott has also sculpted dozens of smaller pieces. His specialty continues to be free standing work that would complement any contemporary home. Rare woods have taken the place of found objects. Currently he is using exotic varieties which include Cocobola, Padouk and African Mahogany.
Scott grew up in southern California but has lived for extended periods in Florida and Connecticut and his work has been influenced by the bi-coastal experience. A further inspiration was an extensive art tour of northern and southern Europe undertaken with family just before Scott enrolled at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. During studies for his liberal arts degree at Cal Poly he studied photography and took other classes at the Art Center of Hollywood.
After 25 years Scott retired from his executive position at the Chubb Insurance Group to devote his full energy to art. He completed his transition to the art world by moving from Santa Clarita to north San Diego County where he now works at a home studio in Carlsbad