Scott Kennedy has built up his reputation as a maritime artist for the last fifty years. His love of ships and the sea, his attention to detail, makes him one of the most accomplished artists known today. The legendary J. Russel Jinishian, long recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on contemporary marine art, once expressed the opinion, "Nobody can sit down quite the way Scott Kennedy does, with a simple pen and piece of paper, and make sense out of all that they are looking at in such a beautiful and elegant way."
Scott began selling his distinctive drawings and oil impressions that focus on the marine environment in which he was raised at the tender age of thirteen. By the time he was barely sixteen, he had been selected by California Governor and future president Ronald Reagan to create a pen and ink rendition of the Sacramento Governor's mansion for Reagan and his wife Nancy.
At the age of 21, Scott flew to Denmark with the intention of finding a classic wooden sailing vessel that he could bring back to the west coast of North America and eventually take up residence in Mexico. But as it turned out, he ended up spending the next decade sailing the waterways of Denmark, Germany and Holland while capturing the boats and architecture of the regional waterfronts. Many of those works still remain on display in prominent maritime museums throughout northern Europe, including the private art collection of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Scott will be donating one of his signed works of art for each Leukemia Cup Regatta event in 2013, and will donate a portion of sales generated via www.ScottKennedyLLS.com to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). His involvement with LLS is motivated by the loss of a close family member to leukemia.