Scott Denholm is an award winning contemporary ocean artist living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Scott began painting traditional landscape scenes in 1993, age 10 and received two years of tutoring from local artists. As a junior, Scott’s award winning landscapes showed a maturity in his style and technique years beyond his age. After moving to the Sunshine Coast in 1996 he took up surfing and immediately developed an infatuation and respect for the ocean. Later joining the famous Australia Zoo crew for 7 years, his interest and dedication to the environment led him on the path in 2011 to becoming the world’s first and only eco conscious surf artist.
In his mid twenties Scott had started to became aware of the health dangers and environmental impacts associated with traditional oil painting processes as well as the toxic, crude oil byproducts used to make surfing equipment. Always striving for positive change, he decided to combine his passions and set out to find the most eco friendly products available and become both an eco conscious surfer and artist. After two years of researching, sourcing and testing eco art materials, he started painting surf scenes with the intention to share with the surfing community to help educate surfers and brands about the impacts of traditional surf products and marine conservation issues.
Scott is also in the process of writing a book/how to guide to educate and help other artists make the transition to a healthy, nontoxic and environmentally friendly studio.
“Combining my lifelong passions of surfing, art and the environment, I hope to inspire a shift in thinking among surfers and artists to pursue their passion with an eco friendly outlook. I also strive to educate anyone who is stoked on my surf art, surfing and the ocean about the environmental issues facing our oceans, beaches and surf breaks.”
Scott’s inspiring contemporary and abstract ocean scenes are a reflection of the surfing fraternities endless search for the perfect wave freedom, raw power, perfection and untouched beauty the state in which all oceans and surf breaks should be conserved indefinitely. His attention to detail and appetite to experiment and improve means his style is constantly maturing and finding new ways to keep fans and collectors stoked.
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