Richard Scott (1968 -)
Richard Scott is a renowned British artist living, in Cape Town South Africa, with his wife Salomien and two children; Richard and Angelina.
He started his career in 2001 at Hout Bay Gallery where 25 works sold in 6 weeks. To date Scott has produced over 5000 artworks with 3500 painting sales, 1000 in print sales and 2500 sketches. Scott's work has appeared on the auction circuit with 42 catalogued auction sales
. Scott works prolifically with in acrylic on canvas, print, sketch and sculpture. Scott also works in ceramic and spray paint.
Scott has had 109 global exhibitions (29 of them solo) in South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
Scott lays his success on key people in his career; John Hargitai of Hout Bay Gallery Cape Town, Joshua Rossouw of Rossouw Modern Hermanus, Charl Bezuidenhout of World Art Gallery Cape Town, Carl Smyth of The Carl Smyth Collection Cape Town, Vincent van Zon of The Netherlands, Jean and Karine Hermans Belgium, Jeff Jaffe of New York.
Scott has collectors in every corner of the globe. There are with 3 collectors in excess of 100 works in their collection and 12 collectors with 50 works. There are a hundred collectors with 10 plus works in their collection.
Scott has partnered with lifestyle brands to produce a range of art and product. The most prolific is Vespa. Sagaform, Absa Cape Epic, Woodstock Brewery, Lomond wine farm and Rolling Woods Surfboards.
Scott has worked with The Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation and the Arch himself on a body of work entitled Black White Red Yellow.
Scott donates over 30 works a year to Charitable Organizations to help them raise funds for their cause. More importantly Scott immerses himself in on Charity each year to expose them to the art world, have fun and generate funds, for their cause, in the process. Scott has worked with Songo, Chaeli Mycroft, MAD Leadership Foundation, Orion Organization, Kids Rights and Mellon Educate.
• 1989 - Educated at Birch Acres Primary and Norkem Park High, Kempton Park. Remembers spending 4 years at school learning art. Didn't think art was fun at all until his last year with Mr. Fuel, who is first on the list of those responsible for Richard wanting to paint more. Matriculated in 1987. Spent 13 years brewing. No further formal art training.
• 1991 - Qualified Technical Illustrator.
• 2001 - Full time Artist.
• 2004 - Lithography Artist Press, Mpumalanga
• 2008 - Silkscreen Keip silkscreening, Johannesburg