18.5 X 12" tableau
As a youngster, Scot Storm discovered his talent for drawing, sketching and design. These skills eventually led him to North Dakota State University where he earned a degree in architecture. While working in this field, Scot's love of hunting and the outdoors drew him to explore the challenges of wildlife art. In 1987, as a self-taught artist, he entered the Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and placed second. Encouraged by the acceptance of his initial work, he continued to enter stamp contests. Scot's interest in wildlife art became such a passion, that in 1999, he decided to give up his career in architecture and devote himself full-time to painting. Scot was then able to challenge himself in every aspect of his creations from composition, to lighting, to the accuracy and psychology of color. He is best known to sportsman across the country for his images of waterfowl, pheasants and dogs in the field. His image graced the 2004-05 Federal Duck Stamp and he has won numerous state conservation stamp contests. His most recent honors include Ducks Unlimited 2005 Artist of the Year and Pheasants Forever 2006 Pheasant Fest Featured Artist. The motivation for the painting “Behind the Barn” was to create an award winning stamp design for one of the many pheasant stamp competitions he enters.