Born in rural Fermanagh, Anthony Scott attended university in Belfast and completed an MA in Cardiff in 1993. Scott now lives and works in Blacklion, Co. Cavan, just across the border from his hometown of Enniskillen. Scott is primarily known for his beautifully stylised bronze animals, traditional in form, but with a modern twist. His animals and figures draw upon Celtic mythology and literature, their expressions and stances imbued with human characteristics invoking heroism and passion. They are each open to interpretation and at once animal, divine, spirit, male, female, depending on which story one might choose to recount.
Scott has been a regular annual participant at the Royal Hibernian Academy and has exhibited extensively in Ireland, the UK and at numerous international art fairs. In May 2011, HM Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a new sculpture entitled ‘See the Stars’ by Anthony Scott at the Irish National Stud in Kildare. His work is also included in the public collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Barbican Centre, London, the Crafts Council of Ireland, the US Ambassador’s Residence in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Kelly’s Hotel Rosslare and in numerous important private collections.