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 placed 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 in 1991.
Thereafter, 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.
Currently, Scot has 23 Federal, State, and Conservation Stamp wins. Highlights of his career include the 2004-05 Federal Duck Stamp, 2005-06 & 2-014-15 Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year, and 2010 & 2014 Pheasant’s Forever’s National Artist of the Year. Most recently, Scot was awarded the 2019-2020 Federal Duck stamp.
Scot currently lives in Freeport, MN, with his wife and family. Besides spending many hours painting in the studio and traveling the country in pursuit of new reference material for future works, he spends time coaching wrestling and youth football and enjoys spending hours in the field with family and friends.