Cameron R Scott

Cameron Scott

My carvings are about places and memories - places I have been, which have influenced and mean much to me, and these are overlaid with my memories all the way back to childhood. The carving style has developed outside the sculptural mainstream of telling stories in relief.

My work owes a great debt to early Renaissance painters who often used different rooms / views through windows to tell different aspects of their story; but also to the Surrealist artists who have allowed my imagination to roam freely from my childhood in North East Scotland to now living in South West England.


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  • Pictish stone in my back garden


    Many Pictish stones, through time, have been moved from their original site to a place sometimes not wholly appropriate. I’ve moved one of the Aberlemno stones (near Brechin, county of Angus)  to my back  garden in Somerset and instead of a “white chalk man or  horse” have set a Pictish beast onto Cley Hill.  A pastoral scene with  mystical undertones


  • Leaving home


    This is a scene of my childhood village—Kintore, Aberdeenshire, with the Town hall, church gates, and my parents bakery. When I left I didn’t know where I was going, so I meandered, rather lost. The maze is a description of my journey, but also a reference to where I have settled—in Somerset. And one of the joys of this county is the hedges—so I’ve come out of my maze.


  • Delivering Pictish Standing Stones to the Butts, Frome


    I was photographing the arch in a modern block on the Butts in Frome, and accidently photographed a lorry passing. I wondered what the lorry could be delivering and decided that the gardens could benefit from a couple of Pictish stones. The lorry brought one and the Picts themselves brought the other.


  • Before and after Vienna


    This is a relief carving about my visit to Vienna, the build up to it and the being home again. In the piece are Doric columns from Stourhead, figures in Heathrow airport, Viennese landmarks, such as Rachel Whiteread’s  monument to the death of so many Jews from Vienna during the Second world War and memories of my home village seen in a similar village I saw in an Egon Schiele painting.

  • The Picts at Passchendaele


    A lime wood relief carving in memory of those who died at Passchendaele, with a copy of a Paul Nash painting of the battlefront seen through the window, a dead soldier in the trench and though the open door a glimpse of hope  – green trees in Somerset

  • Pictish standing stones at Black Swan Arts (long gallery)


    A lime wood relief carving

    Width 42 cms / Height 35 cms / Depth 7.cms

    The carving came from an idea about exhibiting  Pictish decorated stones from North East Scotland in an English gallery, with one of the white chalk figures from the South west keeping them company