Scott Anthony NWS- Biography

Scott began painting in watercolor during his first year at Dartmouth College in 1966. Within a year, a local Hanover, NH gallery approached him to exhibit and sell his paintings. His landscape painting was a perfect compliment to his chosen major in Biology specializing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His motivation for painting was always and still is his deeply felt desire to share with others the beauty and unity of the natural world.

While attending graduate school at Princeton, Scott painted in his spare time, and was elected to the New Jersey Water Color Society. He also attended the National Academy Of Design in New York for half a year and studied watercolor with the late Mario Cooper, past president of the American Watercolor Society.

After moving to San Francisco in 1974, he continued to paint landscape and seascape, especially the spectacular Northern California coastline and nearby countryside. The old buildings, boats, and wharfs of San Francisco also appealed to him, particularly late in the afternoon when the warm light creates a wonderful play of light, dark, and color. He was elected a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in 1977, and won a purchase award from the Laguna Museum of Art in the NWS Annual juried show that year. His work is in over 3000 private and corporate collections.

Most of Scott’s subjects come from northern California where there is a tremendous amount of material for his landscapes and seascapes. Since building his house in Weed, CA, near Mt. Shasta, Scott
has painted Mt. Shasta many times, attracted by the almost unbelievable range of color and mood
that the mountain provides. He also gets many ideas from the numerous trips he makes to the Pacific Northwest, the mountains of central and southern California, and the desert Southwest to play at jazz festivals with his and other bands.

Scott is a software developer and worked for Access Softek in Berkeley, CA from 1999 until 2006 as well as on a variety of other independent contract software projects. He now paints as often as he can and plays his banjo and guitar as much as possible. He is the leader of the nationally known Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, a traditional (Dixieland) jazz band in San Francisco and is a sideman in a number of other Trad Jazz bands.

A few years ago, Scott began to take up playing guitar and, because he enjoys “doing it myself,” built an archtop jazz guitar from scratch. This beginning led to, now, more than 40 custom instruments built and being played by almost as many musician clients. A website devoted to these Golden Gate Rhythm Machines is under construction.

Quick Art Biography

- Live/work San Francisco, 1974-2006 Pacifica, CA 2006-present
- Main media watercolor and acrylic
- 36 Silkscreen Print editions 1980-1986 for Palm Editions and Fidelity Arts of     Los Angeles
- Signature member of National Watercolor Society and New Jersey Water Color Society
- Signature member of the National Society of Painters In Casein And Acrylic
- Represented in over 3000 corporate and private collections including Union Bank, VISA Corp., Del Monte.