Gus M. Scott


Artist Imagista Creative Spirit


As a child Gus experienced Immigrating to New Zealand from Kingston Upon Hull

in Yorkshire, sailing from South Hampton to Wellington in 1961.

After leaving school with School Certificate Art he trained as a photolithographer ,

studying graphic arts as a black & white camera operator.

After qualifying in 1975 Gus travelled to various places including The West Indies

particularly Grenada and Trinidad where he developed his interest in music .

Then traveling to Europe and spending a year in London working fulltime in an

advertising agency in Whitechaple. Next taking in the inspirational South of France

where he worked picking grapes in Vaulcluse and cycling around the countryside of


After traveling back to New Zealand overland from Austria to India Gus was

inspired to start painting in Titirangi, Auckland.

In 1989 he had his first one man exhibition in Cuba st. Wellington.

Continuing to explore the use of archetypal and subconscious symbolism Gus

painted in New Zealand over the next decade and in 1999 opened 'Pigeontoe Studio'

in Golden bay, South Island , working and exhibiting in a mixture of mediums,

including paint, wire, clay , music and mosaic.

Now resident in Austria, since 2009, Gus has created a working studio involving

ceramic sculpture and mosaic, in the South of Vienna.

Group shows and punk Jazz saxophone playing, along with mosaic commissions

and mixed media sculptural work are keeping him fully engaged with the creative


As 2015 approaches Gus sees the need more and more for an antidote to the over

mechanised, digitalised, corporatist lack of the human artists´ hand print.

'Our souls can be nourished by art ∞ made by other souls.'

Gus M. Scott


The Impressionists, Maori, The Pacific ocean, Mattise, Eno, Gaudi, Art

Pepper, Van Gogh, Geometry, Theo Schoon, Egypt, Saxophones ,Yoko Ono,

Chocolate , Art History, and the numbers Seven & Nine.