Brian Scott: Flip Art, What is the Right Way UP

Traditional with perspective or Abstract

JULY 28 – AUGUST 29, 2020

Artist Bio

Artist / Teacher has been painting for 45 years. His first painting dated 1974 was as a student of Gordon Smith at UBC studying as an art teacher. He went on to Emily Carr University where he received honours and a scholarship did a masters of art education at Western Washington University. He taught outreach for the provincial art school travelling as far north as Atlan BC and as far east as Crowsnest pass, West to Haida Guai with many interesting places in between. This gave him a huge vision of British Columbia, salmon canneries, mining towns, fish boats mountains glaciers impenetrable forests and of course human drama, stories which he tells in his books. The Red Hot Tomato from Toronto being his favourite.

He has been very fortunate to own his own gallery in Yaletown in Vancouver and his 6000 square foot complex in Black Creek with 3 buildings. He has sold over 3000 original paintings, self published 5 art books which have sold very well, the first 3 being out of print also 5000 prints of his paintings. He has painted 8 art cars that are very visible on Vancouver Island. Hand-painted art cars attract a lot of attention as they are not done by a machine, people sense the human touch. A lot of critics think he is a genius at marketing however Scott is a Scot and likes making money.
He did 26 cruises in 10 years, 100% tax write off as he did paintings of Sitka, Cinque Terra, the Church of the Spilled Blood and his favourite Venice from a cruise ship, 11 stories high at the top of the ship, the Grand Canal, off in the vista the Alps with many perspectives in between. His painting of Jerusalem from King Davids Tower the highest point sold in New York.

Artist Statement

Scott loves Painting and Teaching he has learned a lot from his students. his specialty is colour, design and marketing.