Scott Cleek began his exploration of art at a very young age while growing up in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He moved to Southern California after high school, and honed his technical skills with a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from San Diego State University.
After graduation, Cleek spent several years working for design agencies in San Diego and Los Angeles before turning his full-time focus to fine art. Cleek’s most recent collection of paintings has its roots in human emotion and interaction. Inspired by the architecture and people of major European and American cities, Cleek draws on his memories of his journeys there, distilling the flavor, ambiance, and romance of each destination. Rich with color and texture, the signature canvases of Cleek’s “Good Life” collection are a fusion of classic romanticism with a contemporary flair.
As Cleek explains in his own words, “My paintings are created with the intent of capturing moments that stir emotion, evoke a memory, set a mood, or simply allow us to dream.” Cleek’s paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada. Harte International Galleries is proud to present the art of Scott Cleek.