Sandy Scott is not only an accomplished artist but also an avid outdoorswoman and licensed pilot. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams in her Wyoming and Ontario Lake Country studios, she lives the life she depicts in her artwork. Receiving her formal training at the Kansas City Art Institute, Scott worked as an animation background artist for the motion-picture industry before embarking on her career as a professional etcher, printmaker, and and animal sculptor.
A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, she has won many awards for sculpture and etchings, and her work is in numerous museums including the Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK), the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson Hole, WY), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), and more.
In 2014 the Briscoe Western Art Museum (San Antonio, TX) awarded Scott the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and recently she received three major awards: the National Sculpture Society’s 2015 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for realistic sculpture in the classical tradition; the National Sculpture Society’s 2016 Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for classical sculpture; The Society of Animal Artists’ Award of Excellence; and again in 2017 The National Sculpture Society’s Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for realistic sculpture in the classical tradition.
In 2016 and 2017 Scott was honored with a retrospective that was shown at several museums, including Brookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet, SC) and the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY). The retrospective features work from the past 50 years of her professional career.
“The most profound realization of my life is that there are people I have never met who live with my art, and therefore I share with them a personal, if not intimate, relationship.” - Sandy Scott
Scott is represented by The Broadmoor Galleries (Colorado Springs, CO), Columbine Gallery (Loveland, CO), Davis & Blevins Gallery (Saint Jo, TX), McBride Gallery (Annapolis, MD), Montgomery-Lee Fine Art (Park, UT), Mountain Trails Fine Art (Santa Fe), Cheryl Newby Gallery (Pawleys Island, SC), The Red Piano Gallery (Bluffton, SC), and Wilcox Gallery (Jackson, WY).