Surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams in her Wyoming and Canadian Lake Country studios, Sandy Scott is an avid outdoorswoman and licensed pilot, living the life she depicts in her work. She is the daughter of an Oklahoma rancher and was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute. Early in life she worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry and as a commercial artist. Scott has lived in the West most of her adult life and, when not in the studio, travels the world in search of art and adventure. She can be found afield with her beloved Brittany and her best friend, Trish.
A fellow of the National Sculpture Society and member of the National Arts Club, Scott’s work is in many important collections and museums including the Gilcrease Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the National Cowboy Museum, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, R.W. Norton Museum, Brookgreen Gardens and the Briscoe Museum. The Clinton Presidential Library and U.S. Military Academy at West Point are among her many public and private commissions and installations.
The Briscoe Museum recently awarded Scott the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also received major awards from the National Sculpture Society in recent years including the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for Realistic Sculpture in the Classical Tradition and the Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture. She is also the recipient of the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence. Scott was awarded the Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture at the Eiteljorg Museum’s 2019 Quest for the West Art Show.