Cameron Scott
 wood relief carver and collage artist

Whilst lecturing in Shrewsbury I discovered a passion for wood carving. The technician found half-a-dozen old boxes of chisels. They were lovely boxes, and so I took one away and eventually started using them. So I am a self taught carver.

I have always been influenced (after a very early visit to the Uffizi, Florence) by the beautiful early Renaissance painting which often tell a story through the devise of  using different rooms / areas in the same picture. I use this devise to be able to incorporate various aspects of my memories into the same pieces, but with a strong narrative thread running through.

My carvings incorporate places I have been, which have influenced me and which mean much to me – Kintore, Scotland my home village / my time in Italy and also my partner’s family’s home in Mondovì, Italy / where I live now / and where I visited yesterday. Often using, to me, iconic buildings such as Kintore Town Hall (which I lived across from most of my childhood), Palazzo Vecchio bell tower in Florence, the black and white checkerboard marble floor of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

This is overlaid with memories of my childhood / my mother and father/ looking out my bedroom window in a small Scottish village hoping for a different life / being a student in the 60s in Aberdeen and the music of that time. 

I work in lime wood, a beautiful and easy wood to work. It turns a lovely warm colour over the years. Apparently early English church sculpture was in lime and then gilded.

Aberdeen - Florence — Listen for Malcolm’s footsteps.jpg

Aberdeen / Florence:

Listen for Malcolm’s footsteps

Width 66 cms

Height 34 cms

Depth 7.5 cms

Accrington :

Tiffany and view to motorway

Width 40 cms

Height 36.5 cms

Depth 7.5 cms

Accrington - Tiffany and view to motorway 1.jpg

Kintore / Colne :

He never could tell jokes

Width 61.5 cms

Height 42.5 cms

Depth 7.5 cms

Kin tore - Colne - He never could tell jokes.jpg

Kintore : Coronation week

Width 59.7 cms

Height 57.75 cms

Depth 7.5 cms


Kintore Coronation week.jpg

Home : I never knew Frank Zappa

Width 30.5 cms

Height 43.5 cms

Depth 7.5 cms

Colne - I never knew Frank Zappa.jpg

Florence/Cerne Abbas :  Road over the tops to Bradford

Width 44.5 cms

Height 40.75 cms

Depth 7.5

Bradford-Florence-Cerne Abbas - Road over the tops to Bradford.jpg Bury two's company.jpg

Two’s company

Width 33 cms

Height 56 cms

Depth 2.5 cms

Three is a crowd

Width 30.5 cms

Height 33.5 cms

Depth 4.5 cms

Florence - three's a crowd.jpg

On the road to Howarth

Width 30.5 cms

Height 37cms

Depth 7.5 cms

On the road to Howarth.jpg

Wrekin :

Sergovia on stage

Width 21 cms

Height 36 cms

Depth 6.5 cms

Wrekin - Sergovia on stage.jpg

A trip to Scotland

Width 22 cms

Height 30 cms

Depth 5 cms

On the road to Scotland.jpg

Shrewsbury Gay Meadow :

A hard rain falls

Width 30.5 cms

Height 30 cms

Depth 6.25 cms

Rain over Florence

Width 33 cms

Height 56 cms

Depth 2.5 cms

Shrewsbury :

The clouds opened

Width 21 cms

Height 39 cms

Depth 12 cms

Shrewsbury :

A little cellar landscape

Width 24 cms

Height 30 cms

Depth 4.5 cms

Shrewsbury - the clouds opened.jpg Shrewsbury - a little cellar landscape.jpg Rain over Florence.jpg Shrewsbury Gay meadow - a hard rain falls.jpg I awoke dreaming of Nunney.jpg Moving on.jpg

I awoke dreaming of Nunney


Width 50 cms

Height 37 cms

Depth 10 cms

Left Suitcase


Width 74 cms

Height 44 cms

Depth 10 cms

Moving On


Width 90 cms

Height 53 cms

Depth 10 cms