Scott Burnett was born and raised in New York's Ulster County, between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. He was influenced by the Woodstock arts community, and was particularly drawn to metal and clay work. He earned a bachelor of music composition degree from Nyack College, then headed west to Seattle. Painting emerged as his primary visual art medium in 2004. He has shown his art publicly since 2011.
“I paint with acrylic colors on canvas or wood, often augmenting with ink and graphite. I like the grimy and the vibrant together. Patina and light. Primal shapes like trees, curves and squares continue to draw me in. Making meaning without words, but with colors, textures, and lines, is deeply satisfying.”