Scott McCall (b. 1981) is an American academic realist painter. Scott currently lives in Seattle,WA and exhibits work throughout the Seattle area.
Born and raised in New Mexico Scott began to show a passion for art as a young man. First gaining recognition by winning a district wide poster art contest for all second graders in the city of Albuquerque Scott went on to formally study painting and sculpture at the Albuquerque Academy where one of his pieces was purchased for the permanent collection. Additionally Scott was active in the lowbrow art scene as a graffiti artist, Lowrider, and tattoo apprentice.
In 2000, Scott left New Mexico to further his studies at Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo, WA. In 2003 he received a BFA in Visual Communications with double majors in Fine Art and Graphic Design. After college he went on to have an award winning career in Graphic Design where he worked for clients in the food, wine, and publishing industries.
In 2009 while doing research for a Graphic Design project, Scott happened upon the books Classical Drawing Atelier, and Classical Painting Atelier by Juliette Aristides. This serendipitous event served to rekindle Scott's passion for painting and drawing. In the year that followed Scott, took a figure drawing workshop with Juliette, a cast drawing class with Atelier grad Susan Bari Price, and applied to, and was accepted into the Aristides Classical Atelier located at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle,WA.
In addition to his training with Juliette, Scott has studied with Micheal Grimaldi, Jordan Sokol, Matt Buckner, Gary Faigin, and Teresa Oaxaca. Since his return to art Scott has been awarded the Winokur Scholarship, Susan Manzo Estate Scholarship, and Puget sound Group of Northwest Painters Scholarship. Additionally, Scott received a third place award from guest juror Beth Sellars at the 2013 Best of Gage Annual Exhibition, as well as an Honorable Mention from guest juror Patti Warashina at the 7th Annual Spitting Image Self-Portrait Competition.