A versatile and imaginative artist, Vicky Scott uses a whole range of media from paper collage to digital painting to create images in her signature style. Her quirky, colourful and nostalgic illustrations thrive on a sense of optimism, which makes her work excellent for lifestyle publications, ad campaigns and decorative projects.
Currently based in Sheffield,, Vicky draws inspiration from the natural world, Art Deco architecture, 60s psychedelia and artists like William Morris, Alphons Mucha, Aubrey Beardsley and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. With her mixed media approach, she gives her images a sense of depth, with a physical, tactile quality. She attended the Wimbledon School of Art and Design for foundation, and then went to the University of Brighton to gain a BA in Illustration.
Many of Vicky’s illustrations are created as handmade paper collages. She follows a complex process that involves sketching, then planning the piece on her computer in Photoshop. She then prints it out, traces it and uses the tracings to cut out her paper shapes, which are assembled and glued into place.
Highly figurative, with bold, exaggerated forms, big colours and lots of retro touches, Vicky’s work also has a strong narrative element to it, making an impact and following it up with a story.
Some of Vicky’s clients include Microsoft, Cheltenham Festivals, the RSPB, Top Santé magazine, Paperchase, Volkswagen, Radio Times and Dobbies.