Scott Foster (lead artist and project designer) has been part of the South Carolina community for more than 20 years. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Scott is an award-winning artist whose career has included works in and out of his chosen field. He served as marketing director for Tom Winkopp Development in Clemson for several years and now works with his father in their metal fabrication business in Anderson. Scott brings his considerable and versatile artistic talents to a variety of projects including commissioned portraits, architectural drawings, and product design.
In 2009, Scott’s previous renderings of scenes in downtown Anderson attracted the attention of the group working on plans to honor Church Street with a public art installation. With a nod from Councilwoman Dr. Beatrice Thompson and support from Linda McConnell at the City of Anderson, Scott designed a vision for the project which would recreate the street’s original footprint and be a home to art to tell the story of the Church Street era. City engineer Chris Eberhart worked to make Scott’s design come to life in what became a “pocket park” on the site. Scott’s concept of “storyboxes” is the core element of this art installation as created from his original drawings and rendered in clay reliefs on lighted metal boxes. Conversations with “The Black Pioneers” led him to a vision of the story that would include the sights and sounds of Church Street by night and day, for business and pleasure. He led the team of artists involved in this unique design/build installation and was inspired to learn from the talents of all.
Scott is the author and illustrator of two children’s books, The Magic Sled and The Magic Snowflake, with the third book in the series in production. He also worked in as an illustrator in collaboration with author Beth Batson on “Little Wren Lost and the Teakettle Call” featuring the art installation of bronze wrens by Zan Wells in downtown Anderson.