Scott Addis

11239 rue Drouart

Montreal, QC, H3M 2S6




I'm a transplant from the US.  I was born in a small town, Connellsville PA, and raised in an even smaller town, Leisenring PA, both just south of Pittsburgh.  I'm a current resident of Montreal, Quebec and a dual US-Canadian citizen.

My dad taught me to draw when I was a young boy, copying landscapes and wildlife art from magazines we received "back in the day".  I taught myself to paint as just a kid from a book in the library.   Becoming an artist was my dream - so big I thought it would never come true especially for a kid from a little town who had never seen an art gallery or been to a museum.  

Without money for college or art school, at 18 I left that life and enlisted in the US Navy "to see the world", and I did.




























Professional Resume:

Permanent Collections:   


Springfield Art Museum, Springfield OH                           

Indiana University (Richmond)                                        

First Energy Corporation (Cleveland)                               

Sanofi-Synthelabo (Quebec)                                               

Comey and Shepard (Cincinnati)                                     

Rogers Telecommunications (Ottawa)                             

Pouch Cove Foundation (St John’s)                                  

Australian Embassy to Canada (Ottawa) (Sydney)             

Mason Public Library (Cincinnati)                                     

Medialink Communications (Quebec) 

Schlumberger Corporation (Calgary) 

Griffiths McBurney and Part. 

Sun Microsystems, Eastern Canada (Ottawa) 

Boscilla Marina 

Chester, Willcox & Saxbe (Columbus) 

Location Empress (Quebec) 

Digital Vision (Quebec) 

Gallery One, Toronto 

Bank of Montreal, HPB (Calgary) 


Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago 

Calpine Canada 

Devries Financial Group Inc., Ottawa 

RBC Financial Group 



Residencies, Fellowships and Grants


CARFAC (Canadian Artist Representation Fee) Grant, 2004 

Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Johnston, VT (September 2003) 

Pouch Cove, Artist in Residence, St. John’s, NL (October 2001) 



“Canadian Artist showing at the Fitton”, December 15, 2004, Television Interview, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati  

“International Artist Returns Home”, January 2002, Television interview, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati 

“Former Cincinnati Artist Shows at Closson’s”, January 2002, Television interview, Channel 47, Public Access,  

“Scott Addis – Morning Show Hometown” April 2002, Television interview, Channel 9 WCPO Cincinnati 



« Three Dancers » Chicago Reader, Thursday October 29, 2009, Volume 39, Number 6, Page 66 

“Scott Addis Osmosis”, Parcours Magazine, Autumn 2006 Cover and article, Montreal, QC, Canada 

“Toro Gallery”, November 20th, 2005, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 

“Opening at the Toro Gallery”, November 10th, 2005, Globe Magazine, Huntington Valley, PA 

“Scott Addis at Toro Gallery”, November 2005, Lifestyle Magazine 

“Divergent Halves”, 23 March, 2005, CityBeat, Cincinnati, OH 

“A Fitting Space for Art”, 19 January, 2005, CityBeat, Cincinnati, Stacey Recht Czar 

“Posters, landscapes…and money” 14 January, 2005, Cincinnati Enquirer, Sara Pearce 

 "Worlds Apart, coming Together”, 17 October, 2004, Cités Nouvelles, Montreal, Valerie Schlitz 

 “Abstract Landscapes”, September 12, 2004, Chicago Centerstage, Benjamin Zoltak 

“Landscape Show featuring: Scott Addis…”, June 1, 2004, Chicago Gallery News 

“Loretta Goodwin Gallery (Through May 15) features highly acclaimed Canadian artist Scott Addis”, May 1, 2004, Birmingham Magazine 

“Show features landscape art by Scott Addis”, May 1, 2004, Black and White, Birmingham 

“Landscape art offering differing visions”, March 27, 2004, Gary Burns, Brantford “the expositor” 

“Scott Addis exhibit “Crossing Borders”, Annie Bolling Gallery…”, 27 November 2003”, Cincinnati Entertainment: Addis continued) 

 “Art by Canadian Artist Scott Addis Exhibiting at Indiana University…” Palladium Item, August 2003 

“Whitewater Art Gallery – Scott Addis”, Richmond/Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau newsletter, Richmond IN, July 2003 

“Indiana University East will host an exhibit by Scott Addis entitled “Soft Touch Landscapes”… IU East News, July 2003 

 “Group Show: Landscapes by Scott Addis…” Chicago Gallery News, June 2003 

Scott Addis Continued) 

 “Group Show Landscapes”, Chicago Artist Coalition online magazine, July 2003 

“Chicago Reader Guide to Art: galleries, Mary Bell, 740 N. Franklin.  Scott Addis…” June 2003 

“To July 18: paintings by Scott Addis…” Chicago Sun-Times News – Entertainment Calendar, June 2003 

 “Scott Addis…” Montreal Mirror –Arts, Montreal, QC, May 2003 

“Annie Bolling Gallery presents winter retreat, featuring Scott Addis.” March 12, 2003 Cincinnati City Beat Magazine 

 “Scott Addis, New Paintings in the Red Room”, Slate Magazine, Toronto, February/March 2003 

“New Work by Scott Addis”, The Other Paper, Columbus OH, July 2003 

“Scott Addis, Transition in Landscape”, Magazin’Art, Montreal, Noel Meyer, Autumn 2002 

“Addis Works at Closson’s”, Cincinnati Enquirer, January 2002 

“Landscape artist Scott Addis showing at Mary Bell”, Chicago Gallery Guide, Sept 2002 

“SIOC Winners”, Artist Spectrum Magazine, Volume 8, 2001 

 “Hometown Treasure”, Express Cincinnati, January/February 2001 

“Closson’s presents the expressionistic canvases of Scott Addis”, Cincinnati City Beat Art Listings, January 2001 

“Addis Art in Douglas Movie”, Express Cincinnati, November 2000 

“New York critic judges works”, Richmond Globe, Musgrave, November 24, 1999 


Artist Statement: 


My art and its growth and change have all been results of intensive inner work over the past decade.  Growing a family, moving to and living in a new country, learning a new language and immersion in a different culture have been catalysts for my becoming a more mature man.   


Moving beyond folly and into mid-life as well as having more than enough success have all tempered my creative consciousness.   With nothing to prove, I can paint with honesty and vision.   


All that said, I pretty much paint what I’m drawn to and hope that you enjoy my efforts. 

I trained in Chicago then Orlando and Ballston Spa New York eventually based in Norfolk.  Aboard the USS Mississippi I visited Europe the Carribean and the Middle East.  

After an honorable discharge I returned to Connellsville for a short time but it was too small and too familiar to be called home anymore.  

I moved to Cincinnati where I eventually landed in the studio of Greg Storer, a Cincinnati painter, where I learned to paint and draw properly and quickly decided to make a go of it as a professional artist.

I took a studio at the Pendleton Art Center among other artists and started to show regularly, gaining a reputation for a man with some talent and I put my Navy discipline to work producing work I loved and work I thought might sell.

I was first represented by Rottinghaus Gallery, then Closson's where I had several solo shows.  I traveled to Chicago and got into another gallery there.

I met my future wife at the Pendleton and moved with her to her hometown of Montreal Canada where I still live with her, my three kids and Portuguese Water Dog "Red".


And I've discovered some things in this older age - maybe the most important being that I can leave home, but home kind of follows you where you go.  That's why I continue to paint rural landscapes and small towns.  Its in my blood.


I hope you enjoy your visit to my site.  Should you have any questions or wish to purchase a painting, follow the links and I'd be happy to sell you something.


Government of Canada in Ottawa

Ontario Hydro in Ottawa

Capital Assurance Co in Quebec

Mirant Canada in Calgary

Salon Urbanity in Cincinnati

Sydney Convention Center in Sydney Australia

First Commercial Bank in Birmingham AL

Western Geco

SDS Software Quebec

Canadian Medical Corporation 

Merrill Lynch 

Pan Canadian Corporation 

Location Empress Inc. 

E.B.S. inc 

Roger Girard Inc 

Les Assurances La Capitale, (Quebec) 

Sylvie Soucis Orthophoniste 

Abu Dhabi Mens College (United Arab Emirates) 

Gestion Claude Labrie Inc. (Quebec) 

Robert Seldon & Associates 

System/5 Inc. 

Anne Thaler and Associates 

Hydro Technologies Canada Inc. 

ABOVO Multimedia (Quebec) 

Deerpark Management Limited 

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