• Scott Denholm
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  • Scott Denholm
  • Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    760mm x 1020mm

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Scott Denholm

Scott Denholm is an award winning Australian eco friendly surf artist living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Scott began painting traditional landscape scenes in 1993, age 10 and received two years of tutoring from local artists. As a junior, Scott’s award winning landscapes showed a maturity in his style and technique years beyond his age. After moving to the Sunshine Coast in 1996 he took up surfing and immediately developed an infatuation and respect for the ocean. Later becoming a part of the famous Australia Zoo crew for 7 years, his interest and dedication to the environment led him on the path in 2011 to becoming the world’s first and only eco conscious surf artist.

In his mid-twenties Scott had started to became aware of the health dangers and environmental impacts associated with traditional painting processes as well as the toxic, crude by-products used to make surfing equipment. Always striving for positive change, he decided to combine his passions and set out to find the most eco friendly products available and become both an eco conscious surfer and artist. After two years of researching, sourcing and testing eco art materials, he started painting surf scenes with the intention to share with the surfing community to help educate surfers and brands about the impacts of traditional surf products and marine conservation issues.

“Combining my lifelong passions of surfing, art and the environment, I hope to inspire a shift in thinking among surfers and artists to pursue their passion with an eco friendly outlook. I also strive to educate anyone who is stoked on my surf art, surfing and the ocean about the environmental issues facing our oceans, beaches and surf breaks.”

Scott is constantly striving to improve and mature his style.

Scott’s new series of abstract ocean scenes are a reflection of the freedom, raw power, perfection and calming qualities of the primary elements that bring together this perennial source of sanctity and inspiration.

Education
Studied under:
1996 Les McDonaugh
1995-1996 John Reeve
1994-1996 Augustine Henderson

Exhibitions
2015 Group exhibition, Colours of Autumn Art Show, Bendemeer, NSW
2015 Solo exhibition, Cocoa Tree Cafe, Palmwoods, Qld
2014 Group exhibition, Surfrider Foundation Eco Challenge Festival, Kawana, Qld
2013 Solo exhibition, Cafe Envy, Mooloolaba, Qld
2012 Group exhibition, Surfrider Foundation, Mooloolaba, Qld
1998 Solo exhibition, Howard St Kitchen, Nambour, Qld
1997 Group exhibition, The Struggling Artist, Noosa, Qld
1997 Solo exhibition, Howard St Kitchen, Nambour, Qld
1996 Group exhibition, Miles, Qld

Publications
2015 Le Banian, Issue #20, February 2015
2013 Smorgasboarder, Issue #8, January/February 2013

Commissions
2015 Poster artwork, Caloundra Music Festival, Sunshine Coast Council
2014 Poster artwork, Caloundra Music Festival, Sunshine Coast Council
2013 Tree Of Life, Green Stuff Cafe
2012 Kings Beach, Private commission
1998 Flaming June, VIP Picture Framing

Collections
Archival collection, Ocean Artists Society, Irvine, USA
Private collection, Mosman, Sydney
Private collection, San Clemente, USA
Private collection, Santa Monica, USA
Private collection, Daytona Beach, USA
Private collection, Singapore
Private collection, Matanivusi, Fiji
Private collection, Perth, WA
Private collection, Gold Coast, Qld
Private collection, Palmwoods, Qld
Private collection, Caloundra, Qld
Private collection, Townsville, Qld

Awards
2015 Special Merit, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2015 Special Recognition, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2014 Special Merit, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2014 Special Recognition, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2012 First Prize, Caloundra Surf Festival Art Prize
1997 1st, 2nd & Champion U17 div, Maleny Show
1996 1st Jnr Division, Miles Show
1995 1st, 3rd Jnr Div, Roma Show

Memberships
Ocean Artists Society, founded by Robert Wyland
Club of The Waves

Residencies
2015 Colours of Autumn Art Show, Bendemeer, NSW
2016 Exhibition at Holloway Gallery, Moffat Beach
2017 Exhibition at Holloway Gallery, Moffat Beach
2018 Exhibition at Holloway Gallery, Moffat Beach