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David A Scott

BORN IN 1967 IN THE CITY OF PLYMOUTH NESTLED ON THE DEVON CORNWALL BORDER. THE AREA IS SURROUNDED BY SOME OF MOST SCENIC COUNTRYSIDE IN THE .UK. TO THE SOUTH IS THE BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE WITH ITS BEACHES AND DRAMATIC CLIFFS & ALL THE WILDLIFE THAT ACCOMPANIES IT. TO THE NORTH IS DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK THAT OFFERS SO MANY DIFFERENT HABITATS & WILD VISTAS. GROWING UP IN THIS AREA & WITH ENCOURAGEMENT FROM HIS PARENTS DAVID BEGAN PAINTING THE WILDLIFE HE SAW AROUND HIM. DURING THIS TIME A MENAGARIE OF BIRDS BEGAN TO GROW AT HOME WITH WILD CASUALTIES AND WAIFS & STRAYS COMING IN FROM ALL DIRECTIONS.

THIS EARLY EXPOSURE & HANDLING OF WILD LIFE ALL HELPED DAVID TO UNDERSTAND THE ANATOMY & LIFE CYCLES OF COUNTLESS SPECIES OF FLORA & FAUNA. ON LEAVING SCHOOL & WANTING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN ART THE ONLY CAREER OPTION OF THIS SORT WAS TO BECOME A TRADITIONAL SIGNWRITER & OBTAIN A TRADE AS WAS THE NORM AROUND THIS TIME! DAVID DID AN APPRENTICESHIP & BECAME THE LAST IN THIS LINE AS A FEW YEARS LATER VINYL CUTTING COMPUTERS REARED THEIR UGLY HEAD.


WORKING IN GOLD LEAF & HAND EMBELLISHING EVERYTHING FROM VANS & SHOP FRONTS TO REGIMENTAL CRESTS FOR THE ROYAL MARINES DAVID RAN HIS OWN SIGN COMPANY FOR ABOUT 9 YEARS. EVENTUALLY DAVID BECAME DISILLUSIONED WITH THE DEMISE OF THIS GRAND OLD TRADE AT THE HANDS OF THE CHEAPER, FASTER VINYL MACHINES & DECIDED TO CLOSE HIS BUSINESS & PAINT WILDLIFE FULL TIME INSTEAD OF PART TIME AS HE HAD BEEN DOING.

ANOTHER ASPECT OF HIS LIFE AT THIS TIME WAS HIS LOVE OF FALCONRY & FLYING HIS OWN HAWKS DAILY THIS HAS LEAD TO DAVID EXHIBITING AT ALL THE MAJOR FALCONRY SHOWS & BUILDING A WORLDWIDE REPUTATION AS ONE OF THE LEADING ARTISTS IN THIS GENRE. ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL FIELD MEETS IN AFRICA & AMERICA HAS TAKEN HIM TO SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS AREAS STILL LEFT IN PURSUIT OF HIS LOVE OF HUNTING WITH FALCONS. THIS HAS LEAD TO MANY COMMISSIONS FROM FELLOW FALCONERS WHO KNOW EVERY LAST FEATHER ON THEIR CHARGES SOMETHING THAT OTHER “WILDLIFE PAINTERS “ NEVER GET RIGHT BUT BEING A FALCONER DAVID KNOWS ONLY TO WELL.