Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams in her Wyoming and Ontario Lake Country studios, Sandy Scott — an avid outdoorswoman and licensed pilot — lives the life she depicts in her art. Trained at the Kansas City Art Institute, early in life she worked as an animation background artist in the motion picture industry.
A fellow of the National Sculpture Society, she has won many awards for sculpture and etching. Her work is in numerous museums including the Gilcrease Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, the R.W. Norton Museum, and Brookgreen Gardens. In 2014 the Briscoe Museum awarded Scott the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and recently she received three major awards: the National Sculpture Society’s 2015 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for realistic sculpture in the classical tradition; the National Sculpture Society’s 2016 Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for classical sculpture; and the Society of Animal Artists’ Award of Excellence. Scott was recently honored with a retrospective appearing at several museums including the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Sandy Scott: A Retrospective featured work from the past 50 years of her professional career.
“The most profound realization of my life is that there are people I have never met who live with my art,” Scott said, “and therefore I share with them a personal, if not intimate, relationship.”