WILLIAM SCOTT JENNINGS

WILLIAM SCOTT JENNINGS

William Scott Jennings has been a professional artist since 1973.  He began his career in commercial art, working in Dallas, Nashville and Sacramento.  Mr. Jennings’ gallery exposure began in Dallas in 1976 and by 1978 he was showing his work in Santa Fe and Scottsdale.  After residing in Taos, New Mexico for 15 years, Scott relocated to Sedona, Arizona in 1996.  He currently resides in a small town north of Denver, CO. 

Jennings is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA) and a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA).  Feature articles about Jennings’ work have appeared in American Artist Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Focus Magazine and Art Business News. 

The 1998 Arts for the Parks Show named Jennings as the best of Show Gold Medal Winner with a Grand Prize of $50,000 for his painting “Timeless Beauty”.  The show received 2400 entries annually.  In the 1994 Arts for the Parks Show, his paintings “Sunset on Isis” was the region II winner, and award for the best painting of the southwest region of the Untied States.  It was the recipient of a Silver Medal and reproduced as part of the 1994 National Park Stamp.  The Grand Canyon National Park used Scott’s painting as the invitation image for the Arts for the Parks exhibit at the park. Jennings’ work was in the top 100 five years in a row before retiring from the competition after his 1998 win.

Jennings was part of two national invitational shows in 2001:  Grand Canyon Expressions at the Forbes Gallery in New York, NY and Burlingame, CA.  Fifteen artists took an eight day painting expedition down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon.  The show benefited the Grand Canyon Trust, an environmental group dedicated to protecting the canyon.  He was also invited in Contemporary Artist museum show called, “From Sea to Shining Sea”. It was a national museum tour which was in 15 museum’s across the United States over a period of three years. 

Notable collectors include Ford Motor Company, Christopher Forbes, William Shatner, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Congressman David Dreier and the Haggin Museum.