With the ambition to become an artist, Scott studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. In June 2000 he left with a BDes in Illustration and printmaking. Since graduating Scott has been a full time artist, working from his studio in Glasgow. Much of his time is spent travelling around the country looking for inspiration for another depiction of the Scottish landscape. The many lochs, glens and isles of the West coast are amongst his favourite subject matter for his vibrant and atmospheric oils. Scott has been lecturing part time since 2004 and now lectures one day a week at the creative arts department of West College Scotland.
Scott uses vivid colours in a vigorous application to represent the fast changing light conditions of the West coast of Scotland. Colour use often becomes an entirely emotional response to the subject while values can remain representational. The love he has for his native Scottish countryside is portayed in his work through an ebullient energy with which he handles the colour with palette knife and brush.
Scotts recent work concentrates on transitional skies and the many colours involved when light breaks through cloud. These changing skies from dark to light are a metaphor for optimism and hope. After a miraculous recovery from cancer by his father, recent marriage and birth of his 2 children, Scott draws upon a great positivity and energy.
Recent success has seen Scott’s work reach a worldwide audience through his 11 000 youtube subscribers and a total view count exceeding 1.4 million views. In 2014 one painting was purchased for the collection of the BMA (British Medical Association) and his work reached the USA through Gallery 13, Downtown Minneapolis.
Scott regularly exhibits at the following galleries:
- Ian Kenny Gallery, Hamilton
- Scotlandart Gallery, Bath St Glasgow
- Annan Gallery, Woodlands Road, Glasgow
- Art Exposure Gallery, Parnie St. Glasgow
- Southside Art, Battlefield, Glasgow
- Seagull Gallery, Gourock
- Art Forum, Milngavie
- Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan, Stirling
- Contemporary Six, Manchester
- Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
- Scotland Artists, Bothwell
- Gallery 13, Downtown Minneapolis USA
2014 126th Annual Exhibition of the PAI £1000 Arnold Clark Award Previous Exhibitions:
SOLO: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Ian Kenny Gallery, Hamilton2003 Cosmo Cafe, Glasgow Film Theatre 2008 West End Festival, “The Lane” Glasgow 2010 Riverside Inverclyde Gallery 2 Man Exhibition: 2006 Scott Naismith / Peter Howson at Carby Art Galley, Aberdeen 2 Man Exhibition 2008 Scott Naismith/ Erni Upton at Annan Art, Glasgow 2 Artist exhibition 2010 Christine O’Keeffe and Scott Naismith at DiRollo Gallery, Dundas St, Edinburgh GROUP: 2000 Graduates Strathearn Gallery, Crieff 2002 Naismith & Kenny exhibition. Marischal Gallery, Aberdeen 2002 – 2003 Margin Gallery, Hamilton2002- 2004 Bishopbriggs Gallery & Framers2002- 2006 Inverbeg Gallery, Luss2002- 2003 Arthur Anderson Gallery, Eaglesham2003 Paisley Art Institute (PAI)2003- 2004 The Jerdan Gallery, Crail2003- 2004 Connell Gallery, Glasgow2004- 2006 Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry2004- 2006 Watermark Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria2004- 2005 Panton Gallery, Dunfermline2005- 2006 Carby Art Gallery, Aberdeen2005- 2006 Frasers Gallery, Dundee2006 Westgate Gallery, North Berwick2006 Southside Art, Glasgow2006- Present Scotlandart.com, Glasgow & Edinburgh 2007- 2009 MacGreggor Fine Art, Glasgow 2008: Winter Show, DiRollo Gallery, Edinburgh 2008- Present Annan Art, Woodlands Road, Glasgow 2008- 2010 The Glasgow Art Fair 2008 ROI Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colour, Mall Galleries, London 2009 The Sun Gallery, Newburgh 2010 Seagull Gallery, Gourock 2011 Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld 2011 Contemporary Six Gallery, Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester 2012 The Glasgow Art Show 2012 Art Forum, Milngavie 2012 The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan 2012 ‘Art Takes Times Square’ New York 2012 The Vine Trust Barge Festival exhibition 2012 Erkine Art Exhibition. Trades Hall Glasgow 2012 ROI Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2014- present Gallery 13, Downtown Minneapolis 2014 Paisley Art Institute (Arnold Clark award) 2014 Scotland Artists Gallery, Bothwell 2014- present Morningside Gallery 2014 Featured artist, Winter Exhibition, Morningside Gallery