Black Creek artist raises funds for mural project

Scott prints will be sold to raise funds for the 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre Mural Project.

AN OIL PAINTING by Black Creek artist Brian Scott depicts 19 Wing Comox. Prints will be sold to raise funds for the 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre Mural Project.

Black Creek artist Brian Scott acknowledges that his childhood experiences as an “air force brat” are the main reasons he became an artist.

“Travelling around the world provided me with experiences to draw upon as an artist that I would never have received otherwise,” he says.

One of his favourite trips was in a Hercules flying across Canada. “I had a bird’s eye view of the Canadian landscape.”

Scott has painted a piece depicting 19 Wing Comox and the Comox Valley for the 19 Wing Fitness and Community Centre Mural Project, which will be revealed in September 2013.

Prints of the mural were donated to the Comox Military Family Resource Centre as a fundraiser for the 19 Wing Youth Centre and a special scholarship at North Island College that Scott is

establishing for the dependants and spouses of military members. He is also donating $5,000 from his late father’s estate to help establish this new scholarship, the third scholarship he has

helped to create.

Scott’s father, Warrant Officer Ralph Scott, was in the Air Force for 32 years and was posted to England, France, Germany, Fort Nelson, Sea Island, Trenton, North Bay as well as Comox.

A strong believer in scholarships, Scott says, “If you give a student a well-earned grade and an award for $1,000 it can have a big impact on their career.”

As a student, Scott received a similar scholarship from the Emily Carr College of Art.

Scott suggested to the late Stan Hagen to set up a scholarship in the name of the late artist Peter Robinson. Hagen raised $45,000, which now helps emerging artists in our community and is a living legacy for Robinson and Hagen.

The two prints of the painting 19 Wing Perspective are available at Scott’s Black Creek studio as well as the Comox Military Family Resource Centre at 1575 Military Row.

— Brian Scott

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