Artistic, even at a young age, K.C. won many awards throughout Elementary and High School. However, art was not his the career path he chose. His father, a golf professional, runs the family business of multiple golf courses. K.C.’s early exposure to the game of golf led to a love and passion for the game. From a young age he excelled on the golf course winning many junior and amateur tournaments. His success on the golf course earned him a scholarship to play golf at the collegiate level. He chose Michigan State University where he played for two years, then decided to transfer to Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. He competed for three years at Barry and graduated with a degree in Business and Sport Management. After college the daunting question of what to do next was easy for K.C., he turned professional and put his golf game up against the best. He competed on Mini Tour circuits all over the U.S. with a fair amount of success, the highlight of his professional career coming in 2003 when he qualified for the PGA Tour’s Buick Open. However, after six years of dedication and frustration on the golf circuit he decided to take a break from the game he loved.
In the fall of 2008 the needed break from golf allowed him time to venture back into his passion of art and the underwater world. In a very short period of time K.C.’s work started to draw major attention which fueled his fire to create more intriguing works of art. Fortunately, his vast experience of both fresh and saltwater fish gave him a huge catalogue of images to pull from and put on canvas. K.C. paints what moves him. The beauty of the bluegills and largemouth bass of his native waters of Gull Lake, Michigan and the redfish, snook, tarpon and sailfish of his new home in Florida all inspire him to create his lifelike images on canvas. He not only catches these fish and studies them for points of reference to make sure his paintings are as lifelike as possible, but he also does his best to get in the water and photograph them in their natural environment. For him, the fish and their environment exist as one. He wants people to feel as though they are face to face with the fish, and make it seems they could reach out, touch the canvas, and feel the cool waters of the lakes and oceans!
Find more of K.C.’s work at www.kscottart.com or contact him at email@example.com
2009 Marlin Magazine Offshore Gallery
2009 Cover of Waterline Magazine
2010 Featured in The WBS Annual Guide to Billfishing
2010 Featured in Australia’s Bluewater Magazine
2010 Featured in Italy’s Pescare Mare Magazine
2010 Featured in Great Britain’s Marlin World Magazine
2010 Featured in Charleston Outdoor Magazine
2009 Featured Artist at Michigan’s Maritime Museum
2010 Mural at Los Buzos Resort Cambutal Panama
2010 Entry fee is $20 per exhibition piece
2010 Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium 55th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition Best of Show
2009 – 2010 ARTPRIZE contestant