Hi...I'm Scott, a 57 year old eccentric, moody and unrefined yet fabulously talented guy with a beautiful and brilliant 25 year old daughter, a house in the burbs, a killer collection of boots AND an endless passion to create! I have had an incredible life of ups, downs and everything in between. Being adopted(long story) at a very young age presented personal conflicts of heart that have lasted a lifetime. Battles with alcohol and drugs presented another set of challenges through the years but through creativity, humor, heart and good mental health practices I have been sober now for just over 20 years. Art and creativity have always been a part of my life. When I was a little boy I would spend countless hours sitting and drawing, even creating little books stapled together and sketching everything from fashion design to The Flintstones. I didn't finish college because it bored me endlessly. Art lessons also bored me, so most of my ability is God given or learned through practice and observation. I've often found that having talent is almost like having magic powers...the amazing things one can do with the gifts we've been given. But it can also be a frustration, there have been many times in life where I have been overwhelmed having talent but not sure what the hell to do with it. I began taking my art seriously when I got sober, I believe the art helped with the healing and distraction. I created a line of humorous greeting cards, I loved the art with word play and poetry. That moved me in a few different directions and began my teaching artist career. Something I've loved doing since I was a child is drawing celebrities. I picked it back up again a few years ago but so many artists do celebrity caricatures that I decided I wanted to be different so I began writing little biographical poems and humorous blurbs to accompany the art. Almost like each one is a tiny tribute, I'm not the greatest artist, I'm not the greatest writer but I do feel that the combination is something truly special. I have since self published over a dozen books internationally priding myself on the versatile subject matter and unique creative presentation along with lots of other entertooning merchandise. These days I find fulfillment with a healthy lifestyle, drawing, writing, painting and teaching hoping to inspire, enlighten and enterTOON! We all have a story, I share my struggles in hopes of inspiring others. Forget your flaws, focus on FABULOUS!
I have been blessed in many ways, given gifts beyond what I could have hoped for. Singing is one of those gifts, one I wish I had more time and opportunity to share. I have indulged a bit through the years, traveling with a band, recording and occasionally winning a voice contest or just singing something special for my daughter(she loves when I sing DESPERADO). Here's a song I love...hope you like it to.
During the beginning of the Covid Pandemic I recorded a song in my kitchen one afternoon while in quarantine. I was just finished working out and standing in my kitchen when the song "Smile" kept coming to me so I recorded it on my phone right there. Not the best quality and I wasn't in stage attire but it felt good. I posted it on facebook in hopes of giving some smiles to my social media connections. Later I saw an ad for auditions being accepted for BLT "Baltimore Loves Talent" so I sent them my little kitchen song. A few days later they contacted me that I was chosen for the show!!! they would be airing that video I sent! I was thrilled even though I would have preferred to redo the video in clean clothes LOL. The following week they contacted me to say I was the WINNER that week! $500 and on to be a finalist for $5000....I'll let you know how the rest of the story as it unfolds :)
You can view the show here...follow the link...my song is near the 10.50 mark...
In 1984 "PRINCE" hit the scene big with purple rain. My aunt had commented a few times that I looked a bit like him so I dressed up as Prince for Halloween. That night of Princecapades lead to a few years of fun work impersonating the superstar. From traveling and lip-syncing at events from NYC to DC, then(fulfilling my dream of becoming a singer) joining a traveling tribute band and actually singing live all over the U.S. and Canada. I have such incredible stories from that PRINCE period in my life, from occasionally being mobbed for autographs when I was sometimes mistaken for the icon, and nights on the road with the band when all we had to eat was chicken wings and old beer. An experience full of creativity, excitement, highs and lows, meeting the most incredible people and memories I'll cherish forever. My own little personal purple reign <3 ...I gotta write a book, my life has been kinda cool at times :)
Creating smiles with art projects geared to inspire social interaction while working the hands and mind. I've been a teaching artist for over ten years and I'm so blessed to find every moment with my Golden Groups so fun and fulfilling! I am currently working with senior citizens through outreach programs with local colleges and senior centers.
(I am always available for art instruction on various levels, paint parties, face and body painting and more!) ...contact me anytime!