'Tarpon & Mullet March'
'Ghost of The Keys'
K.C. Scott grew up on one of Michiganís true
treasures, Gull Lake. Located just outside of Kalamazoo, Gull Lake is one
of the best fishing lakes in the state of Michigan. Itís also the place
where K.C.ís father introduced him to the world of fishing and diving. He
spent his summers chasing anything that would bite and snorkeling to
experience the underwater world first hand. To escape the winter cold,
each spring his family vacationed in the Florida Keys. There K.C. spent
every waking hour on the water chasing tarpon, snapper, grouper and any
creature willing to put up a fight. During those magical days he fell in
love with the ocean, its mysteries and its creatures.
even at a young age, K.C. won many awards throughout Elementary and High
School. However, art was not his the career path he chose. His father, a
golf professional, runs the family business of multiple golf courses.
K.C.ís early exposure to the game of golf led to a love and passion for
the game. From a young age he excelled on the golf course winning many
junior and amateur tournaments. His success on the golf course earned him
a scholarship to play golf at the collegiate level. He chose Michigan
State University where he played for two years, then decided to transfer
to Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. He competed for three years
at Barry and graduated with a degree in Business and Sport Management.
After college the daunting question of what to do next was easy for K.C.,
he turned professional and put his golf game up against the best. He
competed on Mini Tour circuits all over the U.S. with a fair amount of
success, the highlight of his professional career coming in 2003 when he
qualified for the PGA Tourís Buick Open. However, after six years of
dedication and frustration on the golf circuit he decided to take a break
from the game he loved.
In the fall of 2008 the needed break from
golf allowed him time to venture back into his passion of art and the
underwater world. In a very short period of time K.C.'s work started to
draw major attention which fueled his fire to create more intriguing works
of art. Fortunately, his vast experience of both fresh and saltwater fish
gave him a huge catalogue of images to pull from and put on canvas. K.C.
paints what moves him. The beauty of the bluegills and largemouth bass of
his native waters of Gull Lake, Michigan and the redfish, snook, tarpon
and sailfish of his new home in Florida all inspire him to create his
lifelike images on canvas. He not only catches these fish and studies them
for points of reference to make sure his paintings are as lifelike as
possible, but he also does his best to get in the water and photograph
them in their natural environment. For him, the fish and their environment
exist as one. He wants people to feel as though they are face to face with
the fish, and make it seems they could reach out, touch the canvas, and
feel the cool waters of the lakes and oceans!
Marlin Magazine Offshore Gallery
2009 Cover of Waterline Magazine
2010 Featured in The WBS Annual Guide to Billfishing
2010 Featured in
Australia's Bluewater Magazine
2010 Featured in Italy's Pescare Mare
2010 Featured in Great Britain's Marlin World Magazine
Featured in Charleston Outdoor Magazine
2009 Featured Artist at
Michigan's Maritime Museum
2010 Mural at Los Buzos Resort Cambutal
2010 Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Juried Art Exhibition Best of Show
2009 - 2010 ARTPRIZE contestant