Roy Scott has spent his whole life as an artist. He is a painter first and foremost, with works on board, paper and canvas. In addition, he has made musical instruments, papier-mache sculptures, and helped found a puppet theater for which he created all of the puppets. Always, he returned to painting.

Roy was born in New Mexico and moved to the San Joaquin Valley in California when he was twelve. After high school and junior college, he spent three years in Europe in the army as a "battalion artist." Roy went on to get both a BA and an MFA in painting at California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. He studied with Louis Miljarek, Nathan Olivera and Clayton Pinkerton among others.

Roy has taught in a variety of settings, including an Air Force Base in New Mexico; San Jose State University; and in an artist-in-residence program sponsored by the California Arts Council.

Roy's work has been shown in cafes, exhibitions and galleries. His work graces the homes of many private collectors throughout the United States. He now resides in Berkeley, California.

Selected Exhibitions

East Bay Media Center, Berkeley CA 2013

Arctic Playgroundz, Anchorage AK 2009

Studio Show & Sale, Berkeley CA 1996-2008

Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, Anchorage AK 2005

Simply Elegant, San Anselmo CA 2005

Graeagle Art Gallery, Graeagle CA 2003-2005

Pro Arts Open Studio, Berkeley CA 1999, 2002, 2004

Hayward Open Studio, Hayward CA 2003

International Chicana-Chicano Art Exhibition, San Diego CA 1999

Bucci's, Emeryville CA 1998

Espresso Café, Hayward CA 1995

Linda McAdoo Gallery, Santa Fe NM 1998-1992

Himovitz/Solomon Gallery Sacramento CA 1985-1990


Master of Fine Arts, California College of Arts & Crafts, 1965

Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of Arts & Crafts, 1961


Artist-in-Residence, CA Arts Council Grant, Richmond CA 1985-1990