Sandy Scott Biography

Sandy Scott




From the artist's website:

Printmaker, sculptor, painter, and animator Sandy Scott was born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1943. She received her formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. She turned her attention to etchings and printmaking in the 1970’s and to sculpture in the 1980’s. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she is now headquartered in Lander, Wyoming near the foundry that casts her bronzes and she maintains studios on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada and in the mountains of northern Colorado. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams, she is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to hunt and fish. In Canada her friends Dave and Michelle Beaushane who own Nestor Falls Fly-In Outposts frequently fly her and Trish (her long time friend who manages the business end of things) to remote lakes and portages north of Kenora, Ontario. She has made 16 trips to Alaska and has been to Europe, Russia, China and South America to visit the world’s great museums. She believes wildlife artists should be in the field to accurately present their subject to the viewer.

Sandy participates in annual juried exhibitions including those at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA; Prix de West, Oklahoma City, OK; National SCulpture Society, New York, NY; Society of Animal Artists, New York, NY; Northwest Rendezvous, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Docy, WY; and Western Visions National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.

She is on the teaching staff of the Scottsdale Artists' School, AZ; the master sculpture workshops at Brookgreen Gardens, Murells Inlet, SC; and the Tucson Art Academy, AZ. She is an elected member of the National Arts Club, New York, NY; the Society of Animal Artists; is a Fellow in the American Artists Professional League; a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society; and an elected trustee at Brookgreen Gardens. In 1998 the Gilcrease Museum honored her with a retrospective. Her work was featured in the book The American Sporting Print - 20th Century Etchers and Drypointists, by John T. Ordman.

A complete biography can be found on the artist's website.