Scott Chreist hails from just left of the center of New Mexico. In his early years it was quite obvious that he was highly creative long before it was noted in any police blotter. He emerged unscathed from primary schooling only to find that he had somehow ended up in New England while his parents remained in the Southwest. So like any other normal young man, he launched himself into college for the third time. His GPA soared though he continued his valiant, if slightly misunderstood, efforts to understand the world around himself. If not for the heroic friendships he formed and the weathered guidance of his professors, surely Scott would have ended up working as a bartender for the remainder of his life.His art is influenced by people he’s known and places he’s been, by artists like Luigi Profeta, Matisse, Richter, Mark Price, and by the scenery life presents.