Academy of the ArtsScott Thompson was born in 1973 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Samford University in 1998 with a bachelor of arts, as well as San Francisco’s Academy of Art in 2011 with a master of fine arts in studio art. Since then, painting has been a large part of his life. He expresses his love of painting through landscapes, horses, cattle and the working cowboy. He has a strong appreciation for the shapes, colors and transitioning light seen in nature. Thompson is attracted to the always changing atmosphere and the challenge it presents to an artist. He feels practice and repetition are two of the most important factors in becoming a good artist. These are the values that have guided his painting philosophy. He is currently an instructor with the Academy of the Arts at Samford University. His paintings can be viewed at Scott Thompson Southwest Art via Facebook.