Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Sandy Scott became one of the foremost animal sculptors in the Southwest in the late 20th century. Her subjects include all kinds of birds as well as domestic and wild animals.
At age two, she moved with her family to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she lived until enrolling in the Kansas City Art Institute from 1961 to 1965. She then worked for Calvin Motion Pictures in animation and worked as a flight attendant and also earned her pilot's license.
In 1969, she moved to Hawaii and shortly after to San Francisco, where she worked as a portrait artist and illustrator. She also spent much time in wilderness areas, did off-shore sailing, and traveled in Europe. In 1975, she moved to a rural area near Austin, Texas and began doing etchings, making a name for herself with sporting scenes. In 1978, she did a series of rodeo etchings for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma and had a one-woman show there of more than 60 etchings.
That same year, she bought a cabin at Lake of the Woods, Ontario, and in 1982, she completed her first sculpture, which began a new and highly productive phase of her career.
In the next two decades she won numerous awards and was voted into prestigious organizations including the Pen and Brush and Northwest Rendezvous Group. In 1987, she bought a former canning factory on ten acres near Fort Collins, Colorado, and from then divided her time between there and her island home at Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada.
Source:askART.com, Southwest Art magazine