Steven O’Donnell Scott was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1938. He is known for his finely detailed watercolor paintings depicting the landscapes of California and the Southwest.
At a young age his family took him to California where they lived and traveled the length of the Golden State. They eventually settled in Dallas, Texas.
After school Scott enlisted in the Marine Corps. That brought him to San Diego, California. After his service he spent time attending Santa Monica Community College in California. During that time he became influenced and inspired by the artworks of Frank Hamilton and Rex Brandt. He eventually settled in Escondido, California.
A mutual friend put him in contact with Hamilton and he ended up spending a great deal of time studying with him. His early style has been described as having an architectural quality. Around 1978 his work under went a metamorphosis. His style became much looser and less structured.
Scott’s works have been in important public and private collections. He has won Gold and Silver awards at the famous Phippen Memorial Museum Western Art Shows in Prescott, Arizona. His works have been presented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Scott was presented in a feature article in the June 1980 issue of Southwest Art Magazine.
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