Michael ScottThe Fisher King
Michael Scott (1946-2006) was born and brought up in the fishing towns of Peterhead and Hull before studying in the port city of Liverpool and lecturing in sociology and philosophy in the shipbuilding city of Glasgow. The motif of water, fish and fishing comes, then, as no surprise in his work but so too does social critique, symbolism and reflections on the human condition. They are all aspects of his intellectual and artistic thinking.
Mick began painting in the mid-1970s, studying for fifteen years at Glasgow School of Art and then working closely with artists John Boyd and Archie Forrest in Glasgow. His sudden death in 2006 robbed us of a friendly and talented colleague, and Scotland lost a unique vision.