Simply Home Artist

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 place 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.

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 is best known to sportsman across the country for his images of waterfowl, pheasants and dogs in the field. His image graced the 2004-05 Federal Duck Stamp and he has won numerous state conservation stamp contests. His prints have raised thousands of dollars at conservation fund-raising banquets across the country. His honors include Ducks Unlimited 2005 Artist of the Year and Pheasants Forever National Habitat Artist numerous years.

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 Print
  • 2009 – TX Duck Stamp Print

View Scot Storm’s work: Chocolate Lab, Black Lab, Yellow Lab, and Golden Retriever.