Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, nationally renowned artist Lindsay Scott is acclaimed for her dynamic and precise oil paintings and her exquisitely detailed pencil drawings, all of which convey the drama and spirit of African Wildlife.
With a background as an illustrator, a botanical researcher and a biologist, Scott is an avid observer of nature, and her works reflect her close study of animal life, conveying a candid sense of firsthand experience while capturing intimate emotional moments.
Growing up in her native Zimbabwe, she spent her youth watching and learning to survive in the bush. She began to draw at an early age and her skills were recognized by a high school art teacher who encouraged her to pursue art as a career. Scott went on get a degree in Fine Art with a minor in Biology from the University of Minnesota.
After graduating, she returned to South African and became a botanical researcher and curator of Paleobotany and Ornithology. In 1984 when one of her drawings was chosen a prestigious annual exhibition, she decided to devote her full attention to art.
In her characteristic style, she developed meticulous illustration methods and an expressive use of paint to create images that appear tightly rendered from a distance, but upon closer examination reveal fluid brushwork that gives forms a blurred and abstract appearance. This harmony is readily apparent in Scott's Works, which combine naturalistic fact with a strong feeling for light and mood.
Scott has exhibited her art extensively in America, England, and Africa and has received a number of important honors. When she is not travelling around the world in search of new subjects, Scott and her husband Brian McPhun live and work in the Matakana Valley, in New Zealand.