Steven O'Donell Scott (American, b. 1938) 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. His artistry is beginning to gain a following. He is a contemporary artist who I feel is going to be more and more popular. This painting is a fine example of what appeals to me. The choice of watercolor and gouache as the media is incredible. The softness of the colors contrast with the seeming starkness of the landscape. A single tree that, to me, is symbolic of strength and survival, and with beauty from that strength. The mountains in the background are wonderful. To me, this is what art should be - showing how beautiful the seemingly mundane truly is.
Country of Origin: United States of America.
Media: Watercolor and Gouache.
Size: 7 1/4" by 9 1/4"
Signed: Steven O. Scott (lower right)
Property from the Claudia R. Luebbers Trust, Chicago, Illinois
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