CV / BIO

CV / BIO

BIOGRAPHY

In 1969, Blythe Scott was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2012, she moved to Vancouver Island BC Canada where she works from her home studio as a full time mixed media artist.
Immediately after high school, Blythe was fortunate to be accepted as a student at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art where she graduated with an honours degree in 1991. A few years later, she achieved a post graduate with distinction in Art & Design Education from Strathclyde University.
Since then, she has travelled to and lived in various cities around the world and has worked as a decorative artist in Paris, gallery artist, gallery assistant and a passionate teacher of adults and children.
Today, her time is entirely dedicated to producing art. She uses watercolour, acrylics, mixed media and collage. Her work is underpinned by rigorous drawing on a variety of scales and she focuses mainly on landscape, cityscape and still life. Blythe exhibits in galleries on the mainland of Canada and also sells directly by appointment from her home studio in Victoria. Her work is in private and corporate collections in North America, Asia, the UK, mainland Europe and Australia.


CV / RESUME

DOB Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Resident of Victoria BC, Canada since 2012


ART & DESIGN EDUCATION

1987- 91 Glasgow School of Art, BA Hons (4 years full time)
1995 Diploma in Design Management (with merit) College of Building & Printing, Glasgow
1996-97 PGCE in Art & Design Education (with distinction) Strathclyde University


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

West End Gallery, Edmonton AB
www.westendgalleryltd.com/artwork/blyth?


SOLO SHOWS & FEATURES

2016 ‘Destinations’ (new paintings inspired by mainland Europe) West End Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada
2015 ‘On Top of the World’ (a collection of landscapes inspired by the high viewpoints of Victoria BC) West End Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada
2015 Artist in Residence, Artishow, The Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria BC, Canada
2015 ‘A Different Light’, (a collection of 35 Scottish cityscapes and landscapes inspired by Victoria’s light and colour) Couch Art Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
2014 ‘Drawn to the Edge’, The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Victoria BC, Canada
2013 Guest Artist, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney BC, Canada
2010 Permanent collection, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland UK
2009 ‘Exhibition of Blythe Scott Prints’ Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Restaurant, Glasgow, Scotland UK
2000 SOLO SHOW- Blythe Scott, Green Gallery, Aberfoyle, Scotland UK
1995 ‘BLYTHE SPIRIT- new paperwork’, Nancy Smillie Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland UK
1992 Featured artist, Blythe Scott, Laine’s, Glasgow, Scotland UK
1992 Featured artist, Blythe Scott, Helensburgh Music Society, Scotland UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Regular exhibitor at West End Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada
Crystal Lodge Art Gallery, Whistler, BC (closed Aug 2017), Canada and ARTSPACE Oakville, ON, Canada
2016 ‘SCA 48th Juried Show’, National Exhibition, Toronto, Canada ‘Fairfield Artists Studio Tour’, Open Studio, Victoria BC, Canada
Regular exhibitor, ARTSPACE Oakville,Toronto, Canada,
Crystal Lodge Art Gallery, Whistler, BC, Canada and West End Gallery, Edmonton AB
2015 ‘Anniversary Show’, Couch Art Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada-
‘CNIB Live Auction’, Exhibition Centre, Victoria BC, Canada
‘40th Anniversary Show’, West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada
‘Blythe Scott, Laura Harris & Michael den Hertog’, The Union Club, Couch Art Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada
‘TD Moss Street Paint-In’ Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada
2014 ‘Fairfield Studio Tour’, Victoria BC, Canada
‘Opening Show’ Couch Art Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada
‘Group Show’, Couch Art Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada
2013 ‘TD Paint-In’, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada
‘Esquimalt Art Fair’, Victoria BC, Canada
Regular exhibitor, The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, Cordova Bay, BC, Canada
2011 ‘Opening Show’ Bon Papillon Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
2011 Regular exhibitor, Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
The Framework Gallery, Troon, Scotland UK
Breeze Galleries (all 3 venues) Scotland UK
2010 ‘Macmillan Cancer Support Annual Exhibition’ Glasgow,
Scotland UK
Regular exhibitor, Art Forum, Milngavie, Scotland UK
Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Breeze Art Galleries, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond & Glasgow, Scotland UK
2009 Regular exhibitor at Art Exposure, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Christo’s Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland UK
The Gallery,Troon, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Art Forum, Milngavie, Scotland UK
Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
2008 ‘Edinburgh Art Fair’ Edinburgh, Scotland UK
‘Group Show’ Homes & Interiors, Troon, Scotland UK
‘Online artist’, Toast Gallery, Paris, France
Regular exhibitor at Art Exposure, Glasgow, Scotland UK
The Home Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland UK
The Gallery, Troon, Scotland UK
2007 (Rental Program), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at Victoria
Conference Centre and other corporate venues, Victoria BC Canada
The Moss Street Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
BC, Canada
2000 ‘Group Show’ Thompson’s Gallery, London, UK
1999 ‘Christmas Show at Green Gallery, Aberfoyle, Scotland UK
Rotary Club of Callander and West Perthshire Scotland UK
Meadows Fine Art, Beith, Scotland UK
1994 ‘Tapestries and Textiles’, Heatheryford Gallery, Kinross
‘Pages from a Sketchbook’, Nancy Smillie Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland UK
‘Unbroken Thread’ Centenary Exhibition of GSA graduates’
work, Mackintosh Gallery, GSA, Glasgow, Scotland UK
1992 ‘Glasgow Graduates’, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland UK
‘Group Show’, Nancy Smillie Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland UK
1991 ‘Degree Show’, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland UK
‘Drawings from Life’ Mackintosh Gallery GSA, Glasgow, Scotland UK
‘New Designers’, Islington Business Centre, London, UK
‘167 Textile Group’, Newberry Tower GSA, Scotland UK
1990 ‘Christmas Show’, Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland UK


PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
I regularly enjoy doing private commissions for clients throughout Canada and abroad. I pride myself on providing a very tailored and personal service. Please contact for details and past examples.

PUBLISHING
2017 Selected artwork licenced to Camden Graphics, London, UK

PRESS

Homes & Interiors Scotland – work featured May/June 2010 issue
Edinburgh Life Magazine- cover image and article April/May 2011
The Greater Grassmarket – work featured 2012
Boulevard Magazine, Canada- work featured Dec 2013 issue
Life As A Human magazine- article published called ‘Finding Freedom not Fear in Architecture’
Boulevard Magazine- ‘Secrets and Lives’ feature
Modern Home Victoria Magazine - An Interview with mixed media artist, Blythe Scott Jan 2015
Times Colonist- Interviewed by Robert Amos 24th May 2015
Opus Art Supplies- Oct ’15, interview, newsletter cover and mini YouTube documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5_oOuzpAUQ

TEACHING

1992-94 Teacher in private language school in Tokyo, Japan
1994 Degree course Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art
1996-97 Art & Design Lecturer at Anniesland College
Part-time children’s tutor at Glasgow School of Art
Tutor of Mixed Media Mysteries at Glasgow School of Art summer school
Long-term supply teaching in various High Schools including Eastwood and Woodfarm High, East Renfrewshire, Hillpark Secondary (Glasgow) and Grange Academy (Kilmarnock).
2000-06 Permanent Art & Design post at Bishopbriggs High School, East Dunbartonshire
2007-08 Living temporarily in Canada
2009- 12 Tutor of watercolour, mixed media and drawing, certificate and leisure courses at Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Supply teacher for North and South Ayrshire Councils
Adult art tutor at Troon & Dundonald Further Education
2012 Moved permanently to Victoria BC, Canada
2013 Teaching adults at Art School Victoria
Teaching workshops at Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria
2014 Set up own art school at home studio, teaching drawing and watercolours to adults and drawing to children
Vancouver Island school of Art- teaching on the diploma course and workshops (drawing and urban sketching)

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

1988-92 Gallery assistant, the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
1992 Decorative artist for Euro Disney, Paris
1998 Designed and painted 15m x 3 m mural in domestic interior, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire
2008 Registered as self-employed artist, producing, exhibiting and marketing original mixed media artwork. Also, selling prints directly through own website and via an agent extensively throughout Scotland in galleries and major department stores.
2014 Gallery Manager at couch* Art Gallery, Victoria BC.
*2015- now Painting full time with representation at West End Gallery, Edmonton AB, The Crystal Lodge Gallery, Whistler BC and ARTSPACE Oakville, Greater Toronto, ON


LANGUAGE EDUCATION

1992 TEFL Diploma (A), Edinburgh School of International Learning
1992 Advanced Certificate in French Alliance Française de Grande Bretagne, Glasgow
2014 Niveau Avancé Alliance Française, Victoria BC
2015-16 French Language Diploma 400, University of Victoria, BC
2016 Advanced Conversational French, University of Victoria, BC
2017 Graduated French Language Diploma 500 (A), University of Victoria BC
Currently preparing for DELF B2 exam and taking Advanced Conversation at Alliance Française, Victoria BC