In a career spanning 20 years his painting style has evolved from a literal, more traditional depiction of the Scottish landscape and skies to non literal. Color is used more to suit an idea than the subject itself. His work explores cloud cover and its effect on light and color. Naismith paints transitional skies as a metaphor for light from darkness, in keeping with the overarching themes of hope and optimism. His inspiration comes from three main sources: Turner for atmosphere, Matisse for colour and the Expressionists for their freedom of paint application.
Scott was born in Glasgow in 1978 and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design full time from 1996 – 2000, with the ambition of becoming an artist. He graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Illustration and Printmaking. Scott’s approach to painting draws upon a tremendous energy and positivity, which is reflected in the themes of hope and optimism that infuse his work.