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 Lindsay B. Scott  (1955 - )

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Lived/Active: California / New Zealand      Known for: African wildlife painting

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Born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, a haven for exotic birds and wildlife, Lindsay Scott is an accomplished painter of African wildlife in their natural settings. She spent her childhood observing wild animals, and nature became her passion.

She worked as a botanical researcher at the University of Cape Town and as a Curator of Paleobotany and Ornithology at the South African Museum, and both jobs gave her knowledge of plant and animal structures. She got a fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota, and from then has earned much recognition as a wildlife artist including that of first woman to be featured artist at the 1996 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. In the early 1980s, she did detailed animal drawings in pencil, but in the 1990s switched to oil painting.

She has a reputation for capturing body language and facial expression of animals. Her studio is in Ventura, California.

Biography from InSight Gallery:
Wildlife and nature are the passion of Lindsay Scott's life.  Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Scott studied at the Michealis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, and received her Fine Art Degree with a minor in biology from the University of Minnesota.  Seeing the work of artists such as Bob Kuhn and Robert Bateman in the United States made her realize that the two passions of her life, art and biology, could be combined.  Since then she has devoted her life to wildlife art and has gone on to
become one of the most highly regarding African wildlife artists in the world.

Lindsay Scott has traveled extensively, leading tours to Africa and Antarctica, and conducting research in Australia for the National Geographic Society.  Her interest in nature has led her to work in many different fields; as a botanical researcher at the University of CapeTown, and curating paleobotany and ornithology at the South African Museum, Cape Town. As an avid conservationist she works with organizations such as  the Yellowstone Foundation, the Rainforest Foundation and the African Wildlife Foundation.

Lindsay's work has been exhibited in many countries and in invitational, juried and one-woman shows throughout the United States. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has included Lindsay's work in their "Birds in Art" exhibition for thirteen years. The National Museum of Wildlife Art has a number of major paintings of Scott's in their permanent collection.  Other major public collection's that include her work are the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,  The Worrell Collection, San Bernardino County Museum of Art and Standard Bank of South Africa.  Lindsay's work has been exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London, England, and been auctioned at Christie's and Sotheby's in London.

In 1992 Lindsay was selected for the "Uniting Artists Across Continents" cultural exchange to Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.  She has been awarded the Award of Excellence from the Society of Animal Artists and many other awards including Best of Show and First Place(in the same year) at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show. 

In 1996 Lindsay was the first woman to be Featured Artist at the Southeastern Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina. Lindsay's work has been featured in, and on the cover of, many magazines including Southwest Art, African Sporting Gazette, Wildlife Art and Sporting Classics. Her paintings and drawings are in great demand at some of the finest Art Galleries in America and England.

Lindsay and her husband, Brian McPhun live in Matakana, New Zealand when they are not off searching for new subjects to paint around the globe.

Biography from Trailside Galleries:
Lindsay Scott’s background as an illustrator, botanical researcher and biologist have served her well in conveying the drama and spirit of wildlife, both African and North American. A native of Zimbabwe, her meticulous illustration work is melded with an expressive use of brushwork and reflected light.

Acclaimed for her dynamic and bold oil paintings as well as exquisitely detailed pencil drawings, she is able to convey a sense of first hand experience while capturing an intimate understanding of the wild country she knows so well. Scott uses a limited palette of only eight colors, each hue containing a trace of all the others, thus linking the various elements of each painting together. This unifying technique combined with her ability to focus on light as it reflects off her subjects gives her work a tightly rendered yet fluid, almost abstract appearance.

A longtime and ardent conservationist, Lindsay Scott views her role as a wildlife artist as a means to educate and raise public consciousness about preserving our natural world. When not on the road traveling, she and her husband Brian divide their time between homes in California and New Zealand

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