About this artist

Scott Tallman Powers was born in 1972 in Birmingham, Alabama. His artistic journey began as a child, drawing alongside his father, a medical illustrator, photographer, and fine artist. Observing and learning from his father ignited Scott’s passion for art.

Scott’s formal education commenced in high school under the guidance of two highly influential and supportive art instructors. This foundation led to four years of intensive study at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he honed his skills in Oil painting, Watercolor, Drawing, Anatomy, and Sculpture under the tutelage of esteemed instructors. After his time at the Academy, Scott worked as an illustrator in a Chicago ad agency before pursuing his dream as a full-time fine artist. He is the founder of “The Plein Air Painters of Chicago,” a weekly outdoor painting group in Chicago, Illinois.

Scott draws inspiration from diverse cultures worldwide, as well as his local surroundings. The human element is central to his artistic journey, with people, places, and experiences weaving into his inspirations. Extensive travel has provided him with a deeper understanding of the world, seeking a delicate balance between cultures. Scott’s goal is to express stories and experiences with honesty, sensitivity, and integrity, a passion that continues to grow day by day and mile by mile.

His works grace private collections in the United States and around the world, and three museums showcase his paintings: The Wengyuan Museum of Fine Art and the Shaoguan Museum of Fine Art in the Guandong Province of China, and The Academy Museum in Easton, Maryland. Scott has earned awards from the Oil Painters of America and participated in prestigious invitational exhibitions in the United States, China, Israel, and Europe. His work has been featured in various publications, including American Artist, Art of the West, Western Art and Architecture, American Artist “Workshop” Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Western Art Collector.