Lindsay Scott1955 -
Painter Lindsay Scott believes that an artist should paint what they know and are passionate about. Accordingly, her art focuses on the wildlife of her native Africa as well as that of her current home in North America. Scott has studied nature and wildlife from various viewpoints. Scott previously worked as a botanical researcher and as a curator of paleobotany and ornithology. These additional careers provided her with a strong knowledge of the structures of various plants and animals. Scott's art classes in Cape Town, South Africa, emphasized abstraction. In order to practice her realist style of art, she enrolled in botany, biology and zoology and completed numerous field sketches of plants and wildlife, which offered her the opportunity to practice her drafting technique.
In 1984, after being included in an exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, Scott decided to dedicate herself wholly to her art. During the 1980s she primarily worked in pencil, making the change to oil paints in the 1990s. Scott paints using a limited palette of eight colors, with each color containing traces of the others. She feels that this technique makes for a unified composition. Her primary focus in her paintings is capturing the effects of reflected light. When viewing Scott's work from a distance it appears tightly rendered but upon closer inspection the brushstrokes are abstract and blurred. This technique helps her to create the illusion of reflecting light.
One of Scott's most significant accomplishments came in 1996 when she became the first woman to be named the featured artist at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
The NMWA owned paintings include Duet Storm, and Shore Patrol .