Artist Profile: Scott Rushing Jr.

  • Biloxi Heritage - Acrylic - 16 X 20 - 2010 Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Poster Winner

    Biloxi Heritage - Acrylic - 16 X 20 - 2010 Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Poster Winner

  • Bourbon Street - Mixed Media/Color Pencil  - 24 X 36

    Bourbon Street - Mixed Media/Color Pencil - 24 X 36

  • Coastal Tradition - 18 x 24 Acrylic ( 2017 Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet poster winner)

    Coastal Tradition - 18 x 24 Acrylic ( 2017 Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet poster winner)

  • Gulf Coast Tranquility - 18 x 24 Digital Art ( 2016 Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet poster winner)

    Gulf Coast Tranquility - 18 x 24 Digital Art ( 2016 Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet poster winner)

  • Fall of a Legend - 24 x 48 Acrylic Painting

    Fall of a Legend - 24 x 48 Acrylic Painting

Scott Rushing Jr.

About Scott Rushing Jr.

A native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am a self-taught artist with a great attention to nature, structures and fine details. Living on the Gulf Coast my whole life I have always loved to paint nostalgic art pieces of historic & local landmarks from our area. I also love creating artwork of historic & modern ships, planes and cars, abstract art, festival posters and many other creative projects. I love the Gulf Coast and I reflect the great artistic creativity of this area in everything I do.

I love challenging myself and pushing myself to create artwork with lots of creativity and detail. I feel I have this pure need inside me to create and express myself in everything I do. I have always believed “If you don’t use the talents that God has given you, you’re denying yourself freedom and not living your life at all.” I am a completely self-taught artist and I have fine-tuned my style over 40 years to create artwork that has a unique dimension to it using my drawing & painting experience combined with my drafting & design skills.

I put my heart, soul & everything I have into my art for me and others to enjoy and share. My greatest dream of all is to someday get an art scholarship to an art college and go to work as an artist / imagineer at Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks or Industrial Light & Magic | VFX and Animation Studio creating artwork and putting smiles on children of all ages young and old.

For now I create artwork that sparks the imagination, rekindles lost dreams & rivets them to memories in the past and artwork that rivals the many great artists from area. My artwork can be seen on art prints, local festival posters, historical art posters, Christmas ornaments, school mural, published book, children’s book and many pieces of commissioned art by local businesses and customers all over our Gulf Coast. Over the years I have won numerous Regional, State and Local Art Awards, Honors & Certificates

  • Awards – (8) 1985-1993 St. Martin Middle & High School Art Awards and Certificates (1) 1993 Scholastic Regional Gold Key of Merit in Drawing (Artwork sent to New York for exhibit at New York Museum) (2) 1993 &1994 Fifth Congressional Art Awards in Drawing (1) 1993 Certificate of Appreciation by Jackson Co. Board of Supervisors for Ocean Springs Beach Restoration Project art renderings (2) 1993 Edgewater Mall Art Competition Awards in Drawing 1st and 2nd place (1) 1993 Walter Anderson Museum of Art Award 1st place in Drawing (1) 1994 Beta Sigma Phi Art Award in Drawing 1st place

  • Honors –

  • 1991 High School - Voted Most Talented in St. Martin high school year book
  • 1998 Southernettes Mardi Gras Ball Costume Designs & Renderings for multiple Dance Groups
  • 1999 Southernettes Mardi Gras Ball t-shirt Designs For multiple Dance Groups
  • 2001 Mardi Gras Signs (front and rear) For Crew of Jus-B-Cuz Parade Float - the Party Gator
  • 2002 Book Cover Art "Through Eye's From Above" by Robert Herring
  • 2009 19th Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Festival Poster Winner
  • 2009 St. Alphonsus School Christmas Play background set City of Bethlehem
  • 2010 City of Pascagoula / Round Island Lighthouse Poster Winner for Lighthouse Restoration Project
  • 2010 80th Annual Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Poster Winner
  • 2010 City of Gulfport / Police Athletic League Centennial Classic Poster Contest 2nd place
  • 2011 St. Alphonsus School Christmas Play background set Children around The World
  • 2012 2nd place 23rd Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Fest Poster Contest
  • 2012 St. Alphonsus School Christmas Play background set with City and Mountains
  • 2012 St. Alphonsus School wall mural panel dedicated to teacher located at entrance to school
  • 2013 Certified Grumbracher Paint Instructor
  • 2013 illustrated a children’s book soon to be published by a local gulf coast author.
  • 2013 voted the Top 15 artists from MS, LA, TX, AL & FL - Viewer Vote Finalists in Gulf Coast Art Scenes Competition (Gulf Coast Art Directory)
  • 2014 Biloxi Main Street Grilling on the Green T-Shirt Artwork Winner
  • 2015 Blue Moon Art Project Top Ten (voted as one of the top ten artist during the Peter Anderson Arts and Crafts Festival)
  • 2016 87th Annual Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Poster Winner
  • 2017 88th Annual Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Poster Winner
  • 2017 Blue Moon Art Project Top Ten (voted as one of the top ten artist during the Peter Anderson Arts and Crafts Festival)

Contact Information:

Phone: 228-493-2112
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: Visit website

Location:

Biloxi / St. Martin, MS 39532

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