|Painting in the Arroyo|
|Problems at the dock|
Scott was born in Omak, Washington. She graduated from Seattle's Roosevelt High School in 1934. She received an academic scholarship from the Chouinard Art Institute, so she moved to Los Angeles, California. She spent much of her free time sketching wildlife at the nearby Griffith Park zoo. Her ambition was to mold a career in Fine art.Scott worked on a host of Disney features besides Bambi, including Fantasia and Dumbo as well as some Donald Duck cartoons.
As she readied to complete her Institute training, the Institute's director encouraged Scott to apply at Disney Studios. She was hired in 1938 and assigned to the Story Department, where the ambitious Bambi project was being developed. Her stunning sketches caught the eye of Disney himself, so when the film went into production she was assigned to animate scenes of hunting dogs chasing Faline. This was a significant coup for the young woman, since at the 1930s-era Disney studio, women were considered only for routine tasks: "Ink and paint art was a laborious part of the animation process, and was solely the domain of women . ."  She worked under the film's supervising director, David D. Hand, and was tutored by Disney animator Eric Larson.
I missed out on a wonderful beach scene but am very happy with the pieces I did manage to acquire.
|Santa Anita Stop|
Some of these pieces are double sided and a few lack signatures. Will be tough to decide what to frame. Hope that you enjoy her work as much as I do.
Voila ! (maybe)
The Park Plaza Hotel
You would see this from Mac arthur Park, which is where the bridge is.
Barbara gets extra credit for the Chouinard patio but since she was a student there one would expect it…
she also sent this picture of said patio.
Thanks to all you Blue Heron sleuths out there!