Artist — Sunshine Coast, Australia
Scott Denholm’s contemporary ocean scenes tell a story of love and betrayal between nature and humanity by capturing fleeting moments of the raw power and infinite beauty of our oceans – drawing the viewer’s attention to exposing long lost feelings, memories, and emotions of their personal relationship with the ocean. “Everyone’s relationship with the ocean is different. As a surfer, my relationship is an erratic but balanced kinship – there’s a lot of emotions. I absolutely love it; I feed off it, it energises me and inspires me daily. But I’m always respectful, cautious of becoming satisfied and complacent.” A champion for marine conservation, Scott’s art helps bring awareness to environmental issues, inspiring change in mindset away from the status quo of relentless progress at all costs. You may recognise Scott’s art from the 2018 Vans World Cup of Surfing poster.