scott paterson was born in long beach, california in 1951. he sites john bowman and harry phillips
as strong teaching influences in the 1970s, as well as robert bechtle and elyn zimmerman
at san francisco state university, and dan rice upon scott's arrival in connecticut in 1998.
for most of his career, scott worked primarily in a nonobjective, abstract manner.
about ten years ago, he began a return to realism with his "house" paintings, and, as a result
of an affiliation with a life drawing group in branford, ct, started to explore the idea of people
as a visual topic.