Sculptor and painter Scott Penegar received his art degree from Appalachian State University. Following graduation he moved to Morehead City N.C. and worked as a commercial fisherman and as an exhibit designer for the North Carolina Aquarium. He next moved to Charleston, S.C. and became a licensed tour guide while studying marine biology at the College of Charleston.
Scott married fellow artist Kaye in 1988 and continued his art career where his main focus was on welded sculpture and oil painting.
In 1992 Scott and his wife moved to the Caribbean where he studied with the prominent artist Jan D'Esopo. There he worked in sculpture, painting, silkscreen, and bronze casting. Scott's art is heavily influenced by his passion for the sea. Scott has made two transatlantic crossings on a 34-foot sailboat, traveling from Maine to France and back via the Canary Islands and the Caribbean.
During his travels, Scott spent much time visiting the works of the master painters and sculptors that have influenced his style. Scott has created sculptures for South Carolina State Parks, Brookgreen Gardens, Ripley's Aquarium, The Frist Center for the Arts in Nashville, as well as many private commissions.
Along with winning many awards, he was chosen to show in the Artistic Expressions art exhibition at the South Carolina Aquarium in 2005. He is a signature member in the American Society of Marine Artist, Artists for Conservation and is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild and Tri-State Sculptors. Scott's work has appeared in several national publications including Southern Living, House and Garden, and Marlin Magazine.