Scott GrimandoView works by this artist
Scott Grimando was born in New York in 1968 and was lucky enough to be encouraged to pursue his artistic skills and imagination. By fourteen he was studying privately under Harold Stevenson, one of the few protégées of Norman Rockwell. By nineteen Scott had landed his first illustrator position.
Since then he's been featured on countless book and magazine covers and he's been the subject of many feature articles in magazines such as Heavy Metal, Renaissance, Faerie and Pulse. The 2005 book, The World of Faery, featured a large selection of Scott's paintings.
Scott has been developing a series of fantasy art paintings for galleries and licensing for several years. Since then he's been showcased in several prestigious galleries around the country including the Discovery Galleries, The Chalk Farm Gallery, and The Hampton Road Gallery.
His strong following of avid fans and collectors has lead to the publication of his first art book called, The Art of the Mythical Woman, Lucid Dreams. The book is a look into his creative process as well as a beautiful collection of the fantasy and fairy art he's so well known for.
"I've been asked many times, "Why Fairies"? The fairy art I'm known for allows me to study the human figure in a natural setting. For me fantasy art is as classical as modern art gets. It allows for the exploration of our myths and dreams. The Victorian school of painting that I'm so inspired by often delved into mythology as a theme."
"I try to capture the viewers imagination, to draw them into my world by juxtaposing startling realism with fantastical elements. That's my way of showing reverence for the natural world, by inviting deep inspection. The Fairy is a symbol of the stewardship of nature. It's important that we take responsibility for what our myths cannot accomplish alone."