Surrounded by mountains, wildlife, lakes and streams in her Wyoming and Ontario Lake Country studios, Sandy Scott is an avid outdoorswoman and licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts. Trained at the Kansas City Art Institute, early in life she worked as an illustrator and animation background artist for the movie industry.
A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, she has received many awards for sculpture and etchings. Her work is in numerous museums and public installations including Gilcrease Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, R.W. Norton Museum, Rockport Museum in Texas, and Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. Among her civic and private installations are Hillsdale College in Michigan, Albuquerque 1% For Arts in Old Town, Patriot Folds of Honor Golf Course in Tulsa, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, and installations at many veteran memorials and universities across America.
In 2014, the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio awarded Scott the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement and recently she received three major awards: The National Sculpture Society 2015 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award; the National Sculpture Society 2016 Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize; and Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence. In 2018 she was honored as the Legacy Artist for the Colorado Governor’s Show.