Born in St. Paul Minnesota in 1960, Scott grew up with five siblings (two older and three younger). He was very involved in sports and excelled at school. As a young adult Scott owned several machine shops making OEM equipment, dies, and molds. When Scott moved to Spokane in 1988, he owned a lost wax mold company. Scott returned to school in 1994 and after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a BAE in Art Education he moved to Minnesota where he taught in the public schools there for three years.
For the past 15 years Scott has been a full-time studio artist, but he continued to teach Adult Education classes, volunteered and taught at retirement homes, and at drop in centers. He also sat on several boards for nonprofits as well as for his community. As an art teacher Scot works in multiple mediums including: Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Ink, Clayboard, Stone, Wood, Clay, Charcoal and many other fine art mediums.
Scot only recently returned to Washington in September of 2014. He purchased a house in Ione, Washington, where he’s surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains. Scott continues to work out of his studio and welcomes visitors by appointment.
View Scott’s work before the event – visit http://www.mnartists.org/Scot_Okeson
We invite you to head out to Art on the Ave to visit Scott and a number of other artists joining us from Ione this year. Art on the Ave – Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12-6 PM (Live Music until 9 PM), 1700-1900 blocks of East Sprague Avenue (Madelia to Napa), Spokane, WA, 99202.