Academy of the Arts
Scott 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.