Gregory Farrar Scott began his artistic career as an illustrator and graphic designer after receiving a BFA from Kent State University in 1977. Logo and t-shirt design were his specialty for clients that included upscale department stores, non-profit organizations, and mom-and-pop businesses. Using a variety of illustrative styles and techniques, he created over 350 t-shirt images, many with a good dose of humor.
In the mid 90s, Gregory created fifty t-shirt designs for an environmental education group, which were sold by students in 10,000 schools in the US and Canada. Money raised helped preserve endangered rainforest areas. This project allowed the artist to express his growing concern for our planet's ecology, the increased extinction of species, and the rampant destruction of age-old rainforests.
After switching his focus to personal art, Gregory returned to school and in 2008 earned an MFA from the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America's oldest art school. Today he works in several disciplines, including sculpture, drawing, photography, video and the ever-expanding genre known as works-on-paper.
His studio is in Santa Cruz, California.
When I was about two years old I painted the outside of our white refrigerator with a can of chocolate syrup...instead of using a brush, I used my hands...I still have this desire to transform the surface of things...and to use materials in ways they are not intended...only now my methods are a little more complex, and I use elements such as repetition and contrast to express ideas relating to desire, sexuality, beauty, death, humor, and eco-harmony...
"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw