Technique: Oil

Scott Addis, painter
Scott Addis was born in 1963 in Leisenring, a small village south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Throughout his childhood, young Scott tirelessly accompanied his father hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. For now, his first drawings will be inspired by the animal drawings of Ned Smith, a renowned illustrator for a regional outdoor magazine.

Scott Addis left home at 18, joined the US Navy and traveled the United States, the Middle East and Europe. Faced with the beauty of the landscapes he encounters, his small native village of Leisenring gradually loses its charm.

As soon as his military service ended, Scott settled in Cincinatti. His teacher, Greg Storer, emphasized "composition" and encouraged the young artist to perform small studies. Deeply inspired by the work of painters such as George Inness, William Turner and John Twachtman, Scott Addis took painting classes at the Cincinnati Museum and the Springfield Museum and presented, for the first time, his works in a gallery.

Scott Addis is fascinated by Franco-Canadian culture, but also by the landscape school of the Group of Seven, which, rather than imitating nature, favors the expression of emotions in relation to it. Now based in Montreal, Scott Addis is particularly inspired by the landscapes of Quebec and Ontario. A lover of nature, the sudden change of seasons, immensity, snow and bright light, the artist finds in landscapes an inexhaustible source of inspiration. According to him, the representation of nature allows us to transport the viewer inside the scene, while works that deal with the human figure lead us rather to observe them.
Addis is currently represented by several galleries around the world, notably in the United States and Canada.

Media coverage

  • Magazin'Art, autumn 2002 edition, p.92-139
  • “Scott Addis osmosis”, Parcours Magazine, cover and article, fall 2006, p.34-37
  • “Scott Addis, Transition in Landscape”, Magazin’Art, Noël Meyer, autumn 2003
  • “SIOC Winners,” Artist Spectrum Magazine, Volume 8, 2001
  • "Addis art in Douglas movie", Express Cincinnati, November 2000
  • “Hometown Treasure,” Express Cincinnati, January/February 2001
  • “New York critic judges works”, New Richmond Globe, Beth Musgrave, November 24, 1999
  • Selection of three of his paintings for the film Traffic with actor Michael Douglas and actress Amy Irving
  • “Scott Addis Morning Show Hometown,” April 2002, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati.


Artist selected for the Exhibition of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Quebec by Jacques Cartier, Brouage, France (2008); Pouch Cove, Artist in Residence, St. John's, Newfoundland (2001); Work selected by the jury, SOHO International Juried Art Competition (2000); Whitewater's annual art competition, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith was on the jury (1999), Indiana University (the competition's host) purchased a work.


  • Australian Embassy in Canada (Ottawa)
  • The Bank of Montreal in Calgary
  • Merrill Lynch, Government of Canada (Ottawa)
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Mason public library (Cincinnati)
  • Springfield Art Museum in Ohio
  • Indiana University at Richmond, and more.