Lindsay Scott, b. 1955, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Lindsay Scott’s background as an illustrator, botanical researcher and biologist have served her well in conveying the drama and spirit of wildlife, both African and North American. A native of Zimbabwe, her meticulous illustration work is melded with an expressive use of brushwork and reflected light. Acclaimed for her dynamic and bold oil paintings as well as exquisitely detailed pencil drawings, she is able to convey a sense of first hand experience while capturing an intimate understanding of the wild country she knows so well. Scott uses a limited palette of only eight colors, each hue containing a trace of all the others, thus linking the various elements of each painting together. This unifying technique combined with her ability to focus on light as it reflects off her subjects gives her work a tightly rendered yet fluid, almost abstract appearance.
Lindsay, an avid conservationist, has traveled extensively leading tours to Africa and Antarctica. She has also led researching tours in Australia for the National Geographic Society. She views her role as a wildlife artist as a means to educate and raise public consciousness about preserving our natural world. When not on the road traveling, leading Photographic safaris in Africa and searching for inspiration, she and her husband spend their time at their home in New Zealand.