He says of this month’s cover of Ibiza Style: “It’s quite feminine. It’s got lots of my favourite elements – and a few elements that I know Jürgen likes as well. I really enjoyed doing this.” Delving a little deeper into his influences, Scott says he’s always been “a little bit of a rebel”. Aside from his love of Mexican culture, this polite, talented Londoner pinpoints a mixture of comic book characters, films, psychedelic images and some bad boy icons as inspiration too – although he admits there’s a lot floating around his subconscious that’s still revealing itself through his work.
Somebody who sticks in his mind is Bill Sienkiewicz, an artist who left a legacy. “In the 80’s there was a resurgence of adult graphic novels and Bill Sienkiewicz was around at that time. He came and went! He was around for about 10 years and did some of the best characters like Wolverine, Elektra. He absolutely blew my mind. He still does, his stuff’s amazing. I know that a lot of what I do is inspired by him.” He lets slip that Van Gogh’s another inspiration. “Bur that sounds a bit corny – don’t put that in!” he laughs.
Taking his talents off the canvas, Scott’s hand customised a vintage car for Ducks United and painted a room in the funky Urban Spaces hotel amongst many other things. His first order of Chapter silk scarves made in Como, Italy, sold out immediately and his fashion label which you’ll only find in Echoamano (next to the car park in Salinas) is selling off the hook. Scott’s already sharing his inspiration and passion with the island’s creative kids at weekly art classes and unsurprisingly (due to demand) a parents’ art session has started too at Laurelito, Jesus.
And his popularity’s ever growing. This month he’s been invited to take part in an exhibition in London to raise funds to save tigers and as you would expect, the piece he’s working on (he gave us a preview) is another masterpiece of his signature pop-gothic style with a twist for the occasion. Like all truly creative souls he boasts another string to his imaginative bow – he’s also a DJ. Scott will be playing his own brand of soul and funk at Ibiza Soul Week, 18-25 May in Club Punta Arabi, Es Canar alongside a line-up that soul heads are getting excited about. “I love it – although I don’t really want to be known as a DJ. I’m just a big soul lover and I love to play.”
Scott’s still taking in the new found attention his designs have caused, but despite the fact it took him until his mid-40s to find his passion, it’s very obvious he’s got a long, long list of colourful surprises ahead of him and that, of course, is a story with many chapters.
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The original artwork will be auctioned on saturday, 30th of May at 1PM at Laurelito, Carretera Cap Martinet, Jesús. The benefit will go to the AEEC cancer charity. The piece is valued at €700.