Scott Kirby







Scott Kirby

Scott Kirby



“Visions of the Great Plains” consists of drawings and watercolor paintings inspired by the American Great Plains, by Scott Kirby. Referred to as an “accidental artist” by Sandpoint Magazine, Kirby began painting in 2005, after 9 months of drawing with dual-tip brush pens. Although the attempts to capture these mostly imagined visions are quite intentional, the origins of Kirby's transition from music to art was, in a way, “accidental,” and unexpected.
While drawing with his daughter Sara one afternoon, Kirby was suddenly compelled to continue into the night and following days, being bombarded by mental images which demanded expression. Weeks turned into months, and drawing turned into painting, all scenes rooted in a long relationship with the landscapes of the plains and prairies. Though some are inspired by actual locales, most are imagined scenes, or composites of familiar images, objects, skies, structures and enormous open spaces found in the High Plains and the Heartland. (For more information, visit:
Kirby has made his living as a musician for his entire adult life, and has had no formal training or professional background in art.


Screen Door by Scott Kirby


Pillars by Scott Kirby


Sunflower Plateau by Scott Kirby


Aermotor by Scott Kirby


School on the Medicine Line by Scott Kirby


Town in the Round - II by Scott Kirby


Cottonwood Holiday Court by Scott Kirby


The Old Barn by Scott Kirby


Cathedrals by Scott Kirby


Badlands Barbershop by Scott Kirby


Daybreak in McKenzie County by Scott Kirby


County Seat by Scott Kirby


Silos II by Scott Kirby


Kingdom by Scott Kirby


Twilight On The Central Plains by Scott Kirby


Hi-Line Ghost Town by Scott Kirby


Inside The Old School House by Scott Kirby


Mildred by Scott Kirby


The Red Door II by Scott Kirby


Reclamation by Scott Kirby


Saco on the Hi Line by Scott Kirby


The Guardian of Rosebud County by Scott Kirby


Hi Line Back Lot by Scott Kirby


Downtown Beach North Dakota by Scott Kirby