Addis, Scott

Technique: Oil

Scott Addis, painter

Born in a small rural community just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1963. He now resides in Montreal, Quebec.

Scott Addis studied at the University of Cincinnati as well as with Igor Babailov and other well-known art teachers. Being a landscape artist, Addis is now inspired by what surrounds him, Quebec and Ontario landscapes.

About his paintings, Addis says: « I paint landscapes because it is said, and I strongly believe it, that when you look at a portrait you observe the person, the subject. However, when you look at a landscape, you can plunge into it.  One can easily imagine oneself being there. » 

Above all, what Addis seeks is that people be touched emotionally by his paintings. Addis is represented by many galleries in Canada and the United States.

Media coverage

  • Magazin'Art, Fall 2002 edition, article pg.92 (French version), pg.139 (English version)
  • “Scott Addis osmosis”, Parcours Magazine, cover and article, Autumn 2006
  • Three of Addis' paintings were selected to appear in the movie Traffic with Michael Douglas and Amy Irving
  •  «Scott Addis - Morning Show Hometown», April 2002, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati
  • Artist Spectrum Magazine, «SIOC Winners», volume 8, 2001
  • Express Cincinnati, «Addis art in Douglas movie», November 2000 and January/February 2001
  • New Richmond Globe, «New York critic judges works», Beth Musgrave, November 24, 1999


  • Selected artist for the 400th anniversary founding of Quebec by Jacques Cartier, exhibition held in Brouage, France (2008)
  • Pouch Cove, Artist in Residence, St-John's, Newfoundland (2001)
  • Award winner, Soho International Juried Art Competition (2000)
  • Whitewater Annual Art Competition (1999), Roberta Smith, art critic from The New York Times, was on the jury, the Indiana University (host of the competition) purchased a painting.


  • Springfield Art Museum (Ohio)
  • Indiana University (Richmond)
  • Australian Embassy to Canada (Ottawa)
  • Bank of Montreal (Calgary)
  • Government of Canada (Ottawa)
  • Ontario Hydro
  • Mason Public Library (Cincinnati)
  • Merrill Lynch, and many more