Biography - Scot Storm
As a youngster, Scot Storm discovered his talent for drawing, sketching and design. These skills eventually led him to North Dakota State University where he earned a degree in architecture. While working in this field, Scot's love of hunting and the outdoors drew him to explore the challenges of wildlife art. In 1987, as a self-taught artist, he entered the Minnesota Duck Stamp contest and placed second. Encouraged by the acceptance of his initial work, he continued to enter stamp contests and enjoyed his first top award by winning the Indiana Pheasant Stamp competition in 1991.
Thereafter, Scot's interest in wildlife art became such a passion, that in 1999, he decided to give up his career in architecture and devote himself full-
time to painting. Scot was then able to challenge himself in every aspect of his creations from composition, to lighting, to the accuracy and psychology of color. His paintings of waterfowl, hunting dogs and other animals all reveal his attention to the fine details that breathe life into every image and draw the viewer into a scene.
Scot addressing audience at the
"First Day of Sale Ceremony" for the 2004-2005 FEDERAL DUCK STAMP. Held July 1, 2004 at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
This is the first day that the 2004-05 Federal Duck Stamp can be purchased. This event draws stamp collectors from across the world to meet the artist and get their stamps personally signed.
Scot is the 16th Minnesota artist to win the Federal Duck Stamp contest. Minnesotans have won the 71 year old contest a total of 23 times.
Scot & Kris have an opportunity to stand by the new display for the 2004 Federal Duck Stamp. All the previous winning duck stamps are also perminantly displayed at this gallery.
Scot & Kris at the Federal Duck Stamp display in the Smithsonian Institute,
Secretary of Interior, Gale Norton introducing Scot at the Department of Interior,
At the DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR:
Scot accepting an award presented by the Honorable, Gale Norton.
Maddam Secretary also introduced Scot to speak to an audience attending the 2005 Federal Duck Stamp judging held at the Department of Interior.
Each year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sponsors the Federal Duck Stamp art competition. Wildlife artists all across the United States, both professional and amateur, vie for the coveted title of the world's most prestigious art competition...The Federal Duck Stamp.
Federal Duck Stamp Design Finalists:
1st - Scot Storm
2nd - Jim Hautman
3rd - Sherrie Russell Meline
Awards and Recognitions
- 1991 - Indiana Pheasant Habitat Stamp
- 2000 - Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp
- 2000 - "Weather the Storm"-U.S. Art magazine-Top 50 prints for 2000
- 2001 - Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year
- 2001 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist - "Legacy"
- 2001 - Danbury mint, eight plate collector series - "Faithful Companions"
- 2001 - Feature Artist Heritage Deer Classic, St. Louis, Missouri
- 2002 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist - "Legacy II"
- 2003 - Florida Art Exposition - Mini Original Honorable Mention
- 2003 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist - "Legacy III"
- 2004 - Minnesota Duck Stamp
- 2004 - Federal Duck Stamp
- 2004 - Oklahoma Duck Stamp
- 2004 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist - "Legacy IV"
- 2004 - Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoor Festival - Featured Artist
- 2004 - Watertown Art Festival, Watertown, SD - Featured Artist
- 2005 - Ducks Unlimited International Artist Of The Year
- 2005 - People's Choice Award - NatureWorks Art Show
- 2005 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist - "Prairie Heritage"
- 2006 - Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp
- 2006 - Ducks Unlimited International Commemorative Stamp Image
- 2006 - Arkansas Duck Stamp
- 2006 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist-"Grassland Splendor"
- 2007 - Oklahoma Centennial Duck Stamp Print
- 2007 - Sporting Classics Nov./Dec. Issue - Feature article
- 2007 - 3rd place finish - 2008 Federal Duck Stamp competition
- 2007 - 2nd place finish - DU International Artist Of The Year competition
- 2008 - North Carolina Duck Stamp
- 2008 - 2nd place finish - DU International Artist Of The Year competition
- 2008 - Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist
- 2009 - MN Duck Stamp
- 2009 - TX Duck Stamp
- 2009 - National Artist of the Year, Pheasants Forever
- 2009 - MN Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year - Sponsor Print
- 2009 - MN Deer Hunter's Association Artist of the Year
- 2009 - OK Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year - Sponsor Print
- 2009 - 2nd place finish - 2010 Federal Duck Stamp competition
- 2010 - MN Deer Hunter's Association Artist of the Year
- 2010 - NC Duck Stamp