In 1946, Scott was born in Brooklyn, New York and trained at the Pratt Institute from 1966-1970. He did not, however, begin to paint marine subjects in earnest until 1977, prior to the America’s Cup races in Newport, Rhode Island. Before this, he was in the graphics and architectural fields. Mr. Cameron is best known for his historic profile paintings in which he strives to emphasize comparable size, fullness of form and color; the unique full hull and sail plan.
His first American Broadside paintings were on display at The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, in 1982. He returned the next year with the definitive rendition of both America’s Cup contestants for the America’s Cup Challenge series of 1983. From the artist’s renditions of LIBERTY and AUSTRALIA (with her secret keel) the Mystic Seaport Print Department made prints and posters of these that exceeded 100,000 copies internationally. In 1987 the America’s Cup Challenge prints and posters were also as popular. In 2007 The Seaport made prints of three of his ‘Sea and Shore’ series.
Over the years, Scott has shown in many galleries from Maine to Florida, with principal showings In New York, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Philadelphia and Annapolis, Hilton Head, and Savannah to mention but a few. A full time painter for 35 years, the majority of Scotts subjects are maritime paintings and coastal marsh pieces, as well as upland Pennsylvania farm scenes.
MBNA bank bought 47 of his paintings over a ten year period, duPont bought 15, and several private collectors have made multiple purchases. He is a past member of the American Society of Marine Artists and was a featured artist in American Art Collector magazine.
Scott lives and works in Philadelphia.