Welcome!

My Art History

I began painting in my main, preferred medium – watercolor – in 1967 during my second year at Dartmouth College. To my surprise a local Hanover, NH gallery almost immediately approached me offering to display my paintings and within a year, to both their and my delight, I had developed a pretty extensive list of collectors. Besides welcoming the unanticipated income, I fell completely in love with the process of sketching the structures and landscapes of New Hampshire and Vermont and then translating the sketches into finished paintings.

As a bonus, my observations of nature and subsequent painting seemed a perfect compliment to my chosen major in Biology specializing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I began to look at almost every landscape or view of the landscape as a possible subject for a painting, unconsciously rearranging and filtering elements of the scene and how light hits them to compose the design and impart the most visual impact.

North Coast Beach (acrylic on hardboard 2015, 12" X 16") "Best Overall Acrylic" PleinAir Salon Competition, June/July 2015 (PleinAir Magazine) and Honorable Mention with cash award at 5th annual PleinAir Salon and Convention.
North Coast Beach (acrylic on hardboard 2015, 12″ X 16″)
“Best Overall Acrylic” PleinAir Salon Competition, June/July 2015 (PleinAir Magazine) and Honorable Mention with cash award at 5th annual PleinAir Salon and Convention.

 

Arches National Park I (watercolor 2015, 11" X 15")
Arches National Park I (watercolor 2015, 11″ X 15″)

My ultimate motivation for painting has always been my intense desire to share the beauty and unity of the natural world. I want people to feel the same joy and excitement that I do when a beautiful scene suddenly pops into view. I love exploring how the sun spotlights a rocky headland with an orange glow in the late afternoon as the fog rolls in, or how noon-time backlight creates blue-purple shadows under the edge of a desert mesa.

  • Live/work San Francisco, 1974-2006, Pacifica, CA 2006-present
  • Main media watercolor and acrylic
  • 30 Silkscreen Print editions 1980-1986 for Palm Editions and Fidelity Arts of Los Angeles
  • Signature member of National Watercolor Society and New Jersey Water Color Society
  • Signature member of the National Society of Painters In Casein And Acrylic
  • In over 3000 corporate and private collections including Union Bank, VISA Corp., Del Monte Corp., Kaiser Permanente, and many others.
  • Represented by:
    • Home Decor Shop and Gallery, Hanover, NH 1968-1974
    • Swain’s Fine Art Gallery, Plainfield, NJ & Morristown, NJ 1971-1975
    • The Ragged Sailor, Tiburon, CA 1974-1975
    • Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, CA 1976-1984
    • Richard Mann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1979-1982
    • Fidelity Arts, Los Angeles, CA 1982-1987
    • Piedmont Lane Gallery, Oakland, CA 1987-1989
    • Black Bear Gallery, Mt. Shasta, CA 1999-2001
    • Robert Beck Gallery, San Anselmo, CA 2011-2013
  • Recent Solo Shows:
    • 2014  – A Grape In The Fog, Pacifica, CA
    • 2014-2015 – Bamboo Hair and Body, Half Moon Bay, CA
    • 2016  – A Grape In The Fog, Pacifica, CA
  • Miscellaneous Awards and Recognition
    • Purchase award, Nationl Watercolor Society Annual, 1976
    • 1st Prize, Louisville (Colorado) Art Association Annual, 2007
    • 2nd Prize, California Watercolor Association, LIndsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon, CA , 2013
    • North Coast Beach” awarded Best Overall Acrylic in the June/July 2015 bimonthly  PleinAir  Salon competition.
    • Best Overall Acrylic award in the August/September 2015 bimonthly  PleinAir  Salon competition.
    • Best Overall Acrylic award in the October/November 2015 bimonthly  PleinAir  Salon competition.
    • Best Overall Acrylic award in the December 2015/January 2016 bimonthly PleinAir Salon competition.
    • Finalist Honorable Mention with cash award for “North Coast Beach” at the 5th Annual PleinAir Convention, Tucson, AZ, 2016.
    • North Coast Headlands” awarded Best Overall Acrylic in the April/May 2016 bimonthly PleinAir Salon Comptition.

40 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Interesting and impressive, Scott. I have no doubt it’s true. I’m passing this to my friends.

  2. Hi Scot –

    You are one fabulous artist! Very impressive. Wish I had wall space.
    Hello to both of you. I enjoy your music & dancing with Karen.

    Bruce

  3. Scott, your paintings are beautiful. I have always been envious of anyone who could paint and you certainly head the list. Wonderful. Wonderful. Barbara and Brian Matthews

  4. Beautiful art work. I and my late husband enjoyed dancing to your music for many years. Thanks for the memories. Mimi

  5. Beautiful work–a wonderful artistic journey! As a fellow painter I understand what you mean when you say a scene pops into view. Suddenly, there it is!
    Capturing the beauty of a scene when the light is right has always been my aim as well. We are fortunate to live near beautiful places and have the time to go out and paint.

  6. Hello Scott. I am truly amazed at your wonderful talents. Most people are lucky if they can be successful in just one of the arts. You, my friend, I see, have reached the top of the ladder in both music and art. I have been very fortunate in the past, to have had the opportunity of playing music with you. Now with your wonderful website we all can view your beautiful works of art. Congratulations , and thank you for sharing, as you say, “the
    beauty of the world.”
    Dick Spielman

  7. Scott,
    I remember it all so well. Your trips out from campus…coming back with a sketch pad full…turning those sketches into watercolors very late at night after I had gone to sleep…the excitement when the Hanover Gallery “took you in”.
    It was always very interesting being your roommate!
    Congratulations on all that you have accomplished.
    Donald

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  9. hi Scott

    Did you have any success in re-sizing or fixing the problem with your old watercolour paper. I live in Singapore which is very humid of course and I have experienced this very frustrating problem with nearly all of my better paper. The cheaper watercolour paper seems to have more original sizing and is less effected it seems. I have not tried gelatine but plan to do so. Have you tried that? I did try an acrylic polymer (an airbrush medium) just as an experiment – but no difference it seems. I plan to try a thinned down version of white school glue : you
    never know.
    Alistair

    1. Hello Alistair,

      Thank you for your comment. No, I have not completely solved the sizing problems yet. The only partial success was using very diluted acrylic matte medium evenly brushed on a very wet sheet of D’Arches 300 lb. cold-pressed. That seemed to work fairly well, but with the next attempt the medium was not diluted enough and the paper dried much too hard. Getting the dilution correct will probably work.

      Scott

  10. Dear Mr. Anthony,
    I believe that I purchased a watercolor of an old barn in 1970 in Vermont at a street fair. It was a good bit of money for me to spend at the time, $280., but I loved it. When we moved to Texas later that year, I selected the stone for our fireplace to match the colors of the painting and it has hung there ever since. Now that I am in my mid-eighties, I am making a list for my children of my most treasured belongings. I entered the name S. Anthony and your website came up. If you think this is not one of your early works, would you be so kind as to let me know? Regardless, I will continue to love “The Old Barn” for the rest of my days. It brings back wonderful memories of summers in New England.
    With regards, Joan Pegg Jorgensen

    1. Joan,
      I am sure that the painting is one of mine. I did a lot of old New Hampshire and Vermont barns and houses before graduation from Dartmouth in 1970.

      Thank you for the nice comment and I am very pleased you love the piece.

      Scott

    2. Hello again Joan,
      Do you have a digital camera to take a shot of your painting. I would love to know which one it is.
      Thanks.
      Scott

  11. I notice a great litho or original watercolor in a local store. It was buried in a batch of much lesser paintings. It catches the eye for sure because of quality and just plain good artistry. I didn’t buy it, but am going back tomorrow to purchase it. It is called View from Telegraph Hill. It is in perfect condition. I have looked on-line and seen that the print is no longer available. I am really impressed and although I looked it up because I thought it might have some monetary value, it just a really gorgeous piece of artwork, and obviously done by a really talented artist. It’s one or yours Mr. Anthony. Do you remember it?

    1. Hello Chris,

      Yes, “View From Telegraph Hill” was one of the editions of silkscreen prints I produced in the early 1980s. The batch of Artist’s Proofs I retained sold out a long time ago.

      There is a funny story about this “view.” A few months after I finished the print, the movie “Choo-Choo And The Philly Flash” with Alan Arkin either came out or was on TV. As we were watching the opening credits the exact, and I mean exact same view of the San Francisco Embarcadero, Ferry Building and Bay Bridge appeared on the screen. It was obviously filmed from the exact same location and framed the same way as I had done with the print.

      I’m glad you like the image and I hope you enjoy it for a long time. Thank you for letting me know.

      1. I am a 50 year old man, but I gotta say I think it’s cool you responded. I am gonna have it reframed. I live in a 100 year old house in Durango Colorado and have been remodeling it for some time. I seem to be getting to the end of it all. One thing that I have notice is that nothing about the house is square. For example, from the top of the closet to the bottom there is a six inch difference and from the front of the house to the back there is a full 12 inches. I guess they didn’t have levels then. But funny thing, I just hung the print up and believe it or not, it’s not framed square. I had to laugh. Maybe I’ll just leave it in the off square frame, it’ll fit right in with everything else. It is a beautiful image, what a great talent you have!

  12. My husband bought 6 of your water colors at the gallery in Hanover many yearsago . They have brought great pleasure. Now our granddaughter is going to Dartmouth.
    We came to see you in SF and bought a lithogph and heard you play the bango at a
    place down at the warffe. I am sure the spelling is terrible. Never astrong suit and
    I am not very good onthe computer. I am living in GA now. It is wonderful to look at
    your paintings and remember how much we loved New England where our forebears came from.
    Thank you for your skill and sharing it. Stefannie Coggeshall

    1. Thank you, Stefannie, for your nice comments. I am very pleased to know that you are a long-time fan! I hope the pieces continue to give you such pleasure.

  13. I have a lithograph s/n ed 200 that you created. Do you have others? Would like to send you a text photo, maybe you can provide me insight. Thanks

    1. Hello Richard,

      What you have is a serigraph (silkscreen print), not a lithograph, a printing process I never tried. You can view all 32 of my print editions here. Just click on the menu heading “Serigraphs.” Thanks for commenting!

  14. Hi, Scott
    We just bought an oil painting from a friend and art professor at Dartmouth. In the process of rearranging our art to make a space for it, my wife and I talked about a watercolor we love that hangs over the mantel above our fireplace. It is a New England winter scene with house and barn. It is signed by you and dated 1972. I would love to know more about it. We bought it soon after making New England our home, sometime around 1975. We have always loved that painting. Let me know if I might send a photo of it.

    1. Hello Bill,
      I am always happy to know where my work has wound up and that folks enjoy it. I would also enjoy seeing a photo of your painting. I am pretty sure you can post it here in the comments section. Thanks for the nice note!

  15. I am the editor for the non-profit Memphis (Tennessee, USA) and Germantown Art League (MGAL) newsletter. The newsletter is published monthly for approximately 150 artist members and features local art news as well as photos of historical and contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography. Publication is by electronic means for all but a few members who do not have computers.
With your permission, I would like, from time to time, to include images of your work to increase our membership’s awareness of your accomplishments. If you will kindly grant your permission, I will copy images from your Facebook profile, website, or blog for insertion in the newsletter. The images will not be changed in any manner. You will be given credit for each of your images, and a hyperlink to your website or Facebook page will be included. You will not have to do anything. The current issue of the newsletter is attached for your review. Note the page listing featured artists already having given their permission to allow publication of their work.
 Please let me know by return comment if I have your permission to include images of your artwork in the MGAL newsletter.

    Thank you for your consideration.
    
Gary Gibson
    if you will provide and email address, I will send a pdf of the latest newsletter. Thanks.)

    1. Gary,
      Thank you for your comment. I would be honored to be included in your Art League newsletter. Permission to use any images is a definite “yes.”

  16. Greetings!
    My name is Howard welbeck from SC. I actually observed my wife has
    been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your
    piece of work, I’m also impressed and amazed to have seen your various
    works too, : ) You are doing a great job. I would like to receive
    further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I
    am very much interested in the purchase of the piece (in subject field
    above) to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability for
    immediate sales.
    Thanks and best regards,
    Howard

    1. Thank you, Howard, for the inquiry. I am happy you both like my work.

      When you click on any of the thumbnails of my paintings, a larger image will “pop up” with title, size, medium and availability at the bottom. If a painting is available it will show a link to open a page with a larger view of the piece, a description of the painting, and a PayPal “Buy It Now” button on it. I only use PayPal, which is very safe, for payment and USPS for shipping unless a buyer is a friend or someone I know personally.

  17. Scott: The American Rag is a much-improved publication and has a new name: The Syncopated Times. I have submitted the following story for the March issue.
    Lew Shaw
    Multi-talented Scott Anthony
    Jazz fans know Scott Anthony as the leader and banjoist-guitarist of the Golden Gate Rhythm Machine and a key member of Bob Schultz’s Frisco Jazz Band. Previously he was the intermission entertainer at Turk Murphy’s club, Earthquake McGoon’s for eight years. Of late, a talent he developed in college has brought him renewed recognition and honors as a graphic artist specializing in watercolors, acrylics and serigraphs.
    As Scott explains on his website (www.santhony.com/wordpress/, “I began painting in my main, preferred medium – watercolor – in 1967 during my second year at Dartmouth College. To my surprise, a local Hanover, NH gallery almost immediately approached me offering to display my paintings, and within a year, to both their and my delight, I had developed a pretty extensive list of collectors. Besides welcoming the unanticipated income, I fell completely in love with the process of sketching the structures and landscapes of New Hampshire and Vermont and then translating the sketches into finished paintings.”
    “As a bonus, my observations of nature and subsequent painting seemed a perfect compliment to my chosen major in Biology specializing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I began to look at almost every landscape or view of the landscape as a possible subject for a painting, unconsciously rearranging and filtering elements of the scene.”

    North Coast Beach (acrylic on hardboard 2015, 12″ X 16″)
    “Best Overall Acrylic” PleinAir Salon Competition, June/July 2015 (PleinAir Magazine)

    “My ultimate motivation for painting has always been my intense desire to share the beauty and unity of the natural world. I want people to feel the same joy and excitement that I do when a beautiful scene suddenly pops into view. I love exploring how the sun spotlights a rocky headland with an orange glow in the late afternoon as the fog rolls in, or how noon-time backlight creates blue-purple shadows under the edge of a desert mesa.” – L.S.
    # # #

    1. My print “Marshall” is viewable under the “Serigraphs” menu. Marshall is a small community on Tomales Bay, about 30 miles north of San Francisco. The print was done based on a watercolor sold a long time ago through my print edition publisher, long out-of-business, Fidelity Arts. The current value is visible at the bottom when you click on the thumbnail.

  18. I’m from Fort Bragg, California right by Mendocino. I recently began working in a small community hospital outside of Chicago and there are 2 of your paintings hung in the main hallway. I immediately recognized them to be the north coast beach and the town of Mendocino on top of the headlands! I really miss home, so to see your paintings on a daily basis brings a smile to my face and reminds me of home. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Sandra, for letting me know and for the nice compliment. Those are actually silkscreen prints that you can also see by clicking on “Serigraphs” in the menu here.

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