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  Lindsey Scott

Lindsay Scott

B    i    o    g    r    a    p    h    y

 1955 -



Wildlife and nature are the passion of Lindsay Scott's life. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Lindsay studied at the Michealis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, and received her Fine Art Degree with a minor in biology from the University of Minnesota. Seeing the work of artists like Bob Kuhn and Robert Bateman in the United States made her realize that the two passions of her life, art and biology, could be combined. Since then she has devoted her life to wildlife art and has gone on to become one of the most highly regarding African wildlife artists in the world.

Lindsay has traveled extensively, leading tours to Africa and Antarctica, and conducting research in Australia for the National Geographic Society. Her interest in nature has led her to work in many different fields; as a botanical researcher at the University of CapeTown, and curating paleobotany and ornithology at the South African Museum, Cape Town. As an avid conservationist she works with organizations such as the Yellowstone Foundation, the Rainforest Foundation and the African Wildlife Foundation.

Lindsay's work has been exhibited in many countries and in invitational, juried and one-woman shows throughout the United States. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has included Lindsay's work in their prestigious "Birds in Art" exhibition for thirteen years. The National Museum of Wildlife Art has a number of major paintings of Scott's in their permanent collection. Other major public collection's that include her work are the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, The Worrell Collection, San Bernardino County Museum of Art and Standard Bank of South Africa. Lindsay's work has been exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London, England and been auctioned at Christie's and Sotheby's in London.

In 1992 Lindsay was selected for the "Uniting Artists Across Continents" cultural exchange to Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, . She has been awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Society of Animal Artists and many other awards including Best of Show and First Place(in the same year) at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show. In 1996 Lindsay was the first woman to be Featured Artist at the Southeastern Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina. Lindsay's work has been featured in, and on the cover of, many magazines including Southwest Art, African Sporting Gazette, Wildlife Art and Sporting Classics. Her paintings and drawings are in great demand at some of the finest Art Galleries in America and England.

Lindsay and her husband, Brian McPhun live in Matakana, New Zealand when they are not off searching for new subjects to paint around the globe.