Andie Scott is an international fine artist and theatrical designer exhibiting in London, Paris, Hong Kong and New York, as well as municipal and regional galleries. Originally trained as a teacher in Hampshire and California her interest in working with children outside a formal setting inspired her to apprentice in theatre set and prop making at Boundary Studios.
She produced gallery education workshops for special needs groups at the National Portrait Gallery and Arts Council Touring Exhibitions, the Whitechapel Arts Gallery and various schools and colleges over the following ten years. She produced sculpture reliefs for Living Paintings Trust, as well as designing and fabricating large tactile installations for municiple galleries, such as ‘Dance in a Box’ for the Royal Festival Hall and ‘Breaking the Mould’ for the National Portrait Gallery.
Her costume and set portfolio continues to grow and she now runs her own production house in Islington. Her designs for set, props and costumes include ‘Of Myths and Moon Dragons’ for Sadlers Wells, costumes for Urdang Dance company, Michael Ho and solo performance artists including Di Sherlock, Naomi Paul and Peta Lily. She creates complete set and costume designs for fringe theatre and circus most recently for National Centre for Circus Arts devised pieces directed by dark clown Peta Lily; ‘Every Day Every Day’ and ‘Strange Forces’: Cornucopia Theatre ‘The Tempest 2015: Intermission Theatre ‘Macbeth’,’Taming Who’and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Her production design with Di Sherlock and Linda Marlow encompasses ‘Miss Havisham’s Expectations’ and ‘The World’s Wife’.
Scott’s painting installations called ‘World Tragedy’ have been exhibited in London, New York, Paris, Brighton, Peterborough and Fringe Arts Bath. ‘911’, the portraits of all 343 Firefighters who died at the World trade Centre is now on the Artists Registry for the September 11th Memorial Museum. Her large, minimal painting ‘Tsunami’, of 250,000 counted white lines painted in 24 hours was shortlisted for the Bath Arts Prize 2012.
Since 2004 she has begun the Flower Portraits and this interest led her to study plant nomenclature and horticulture at Capel Manor in 2010 (RHS level 2). Although her study was interrupted by breast cancer surgery she was awarded a special bursary by the Royal Horticultural Society to gain practical experience at The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.