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Scott Yeskel Fine Art

Scott Yeskel was raised in the suburbs of Orange County, California after his parents moved from New Jersey when he was a child. The mild weather and suburban sprawl fueled Scott’s interest in the landscape. After graduating from high school, he moved to San Francisco to pursue an education in the arts. Yeskel graduated from the Academy of Art College in 2002 where he won first place in the Landscape category at the Academy’s Annual Spring Show. He was quickly picked up by galleries in Philadelphia, Laguna Beach and San Francisco.

Since that time, Scott has been the subject of over a dozen solo shows, countless group exhibitions and has been featured in over 20 magazine and newspaper editorials. His work speaks to those who identify with the California lifestyle – often romantic but sometimes plagued with fustration. His love/hate relationship with Los Angeles’ freeways, boxy apartments and urban sprawl feed Yeskel’s desire to paint his environment as he sees – a jumble of mixed emotions. Recently, Scott’s work was purchased by prestigious corporate collections including Microsoft and NBC/ Universal.

Scott currently teaches an Abstract Workshop at the Kline Academy in West LA and resides with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.




“…yeskel behind the wheel ranges over a terrain of the mind where night is just around the corner and the spots swimming before your eye indeed coalesce into lyric scenarios of abstract light torn asunder from your own interior kaleidoscope.”

- R.B. Straus: Art Matters


"Scott Yeskel's paintings imbue the most ordinary, quotidian objects in everyday life with a great sense of sentimentality and wonder. His lush, painterly landscapes transform suburban sprawl, RVs and taco trucks into intensely loaded images, a sense of mystery and mixed emotion against the flat stillness of California's blue skies"

-Christian L. Frock: SF/Arts Curator


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Scott now teaches private and group workshops. To find out more please contact the artist directly using the form below.

Scott Yeskel currently teaches his five week long workshop in contemporary abstract painting at the Kline Academy in West Los Angeles.  In this course you will learn and develop a system of painting abstract imagery that will make your work grow! Yeskel will explain the mesh between midcentury abstraction and realism and how it has evolved in today’s art world. Learn to paint abstractly while staying in touch with traditional methods and techniques.

  • Learn a system of abstract painting
  • Learn how to work with emotion, color, rhythm
  • Learn how to maximize a provocative composition
  • Overview on building a body of abstract work for Gallery Representation

Please contact Kline directly at 310-927-2436 to reserve a spot!

***NEW*** Spring/ Summer Ojai Bi-weekly Class. 'Explorations in Oil/Acrylic Painting'. Open to all levels. 

I will be teaching a class every other Thursday 11-2PM at the Ojai Valley Art Center. The class will explore contemporary approaches to Landscape, Still Life and Abstract Painting. Class starts April 5th and 19th, 2018 and will continue every other Thursday throughout the Spring and Summer. Space is limited. $65 per class. 

113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai, CA. Supplies not included. Email me with the form below to reserve your spot!

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