Artprize 2018 semi finalist


Scott Denholm’s contemporary ocean scenes tell a story of love and betrayal between nature and humanity by capturing fleeting moments of raw power and infinite beauty of our coastlines and oceans. Scott’s carefully chosen colour palettes and unique rhythmic style draw the viewer's attention to expose long lost feelings, memories, and emotions of their personal relationship with the ocean.

Whether it be family holidays to the beach as a child or a seasoned surfer; a new relationship or decades strong - those emotions never leave you and are confronting. Scott’s paintings transcend age and resonate differently among viewers depending on their bond with the ocean, often as a sensory overload revealing memories of youthful adventures, familiar smells, sounds, sights, and touch.

“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 - just when you think you’ve conquered her, or you’ve felt comfortable, she will put you back in your place and humble you with her raw power and changing moods.”

A champion for marine conservation, Scott’s art helps bring awareness to environmental issues, raising funds for not for profit organisations and inspiring change in mindset away from the status quo of relentless progress at all costs.

A force to be reckoned with and already in collections internationally, Scott Denholm is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most sought after emerging artists - his paintings can be found in galleries around Australia from coast to coast and directly from the artist himself.


Studied under:
1996 Les McDonaugh
1995-1996 John Reeve
1994-1996 Augustine Henderson


Current Representation

Holloway Gallery, Moffat Beach, Qld, Australia
UnderArt Gallery, Cairns, Qld, Australia
Seaview Gallery, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia


2015 Group exhibition, Colours of Autumn Art Show, Bendemeer, NSW
2015 Solo exhibition, Cocoa Tree Cafe, Palmwoods, Qld
2014 Group exhibition, Surfrider Foundation Eco Challenge Festival, Kawana, Qld
2013 Solo exhibition, Cafe Envy, Mooloolaba, Qld
2012 Group exhibition, Surfrider Foundation, Mooloolaba, Qld
1998 Solo exhibition, Howard St Kitchen, Nambour, Qld
1997 Group exhibition, The Struggling Artist, Noosa, Qld
1997 Solo exhibition, Howard St Kitchen, Nambour, Qld
1996 Group exhibition, Miles, Qld


Colour In Your Life TV Show - Featured Episode - Season 14, Ep 1
Cover and feature article - Life + Style Magazine - Jan 2016
5 page article - Smorgasboarder Magazine - Issue #15 Jan/Feb 2013
2015 Le Banian, Issue #20, February 2015

2017 Finalist, Sunshine Coast – Local Artists Local Content Art Prize
2017 People’s Choice Award, Queensland Regional Art Awards
2016 Finalist, Bluethumb Art Prize
2015 Special Merit, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2015 Special Recognition, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2014 Special Merit, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2014 Special Recognition, Light & Space Online Art Gallery – SeaScapes Art Exhibition
2012 First Prize, Caloundra Surf Festival Art Prize
1997 1st, 2nd & Champion U17 div, Maleny Show
1996 1st Jnr Division, Miles Show
1995 1st, 3rd Jnr Div, Roma Show

2015 Colours of Autumn Art Show, Bendemeer, NSW


Robert Wyland
Darcy W Doyle
Ashton Howard
Phil Roberts

91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
101cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
91cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic and water mixable oil on Belgian linen
170cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Water mixable oil colour on stretched raw hemp canvas
30.5cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylics and water mixable oils on bamboo art panel