Scott Rorie is a free-lance artist from Cary, NC. Learning to draw at an early age, Scott won his first art show at 11 years old, when he won a school wide art show. After studying art all through high school, he attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC majoring in Advertising Design. Although Scott works in many different media, his mainstay is the airbrush, which he taught himself to use. Like many airbrush artists, Scott started out painting T-shirts, but eventually moved on to canvas and illustration board. Scott’s work can be found in homes from Maine to California, as well as Germany. Some of Scott’s past clients include: Kane Hodder (Jason from Friday the 13th); Gunnar Hanson (Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre); Vernon Wells (Wez from Road Warrior); Elizabeth Grayson (from TV’s Highlander); Barbara Leigh (Vampirella cover model); Barbie Blake (Penthouse model); and Peter Betz, a German businessman, who sold some of Scott’s work through a friends gallery in Germany. In April 2006, Scott was invited to participate (and had five pieces accepted) in an art exhibit in-titled “NASCAR: Inspired” at the Hickory, NC Museum of Art. As a result of the Hickory show Scott was interviewed by “Stock Car Pit Pass” online magazine. Scott’s pin-up work is starting to gather a following. Collectors come back to art shows each year to see what new pieces he has on display. In 2007, at Dragon*Con, Scott along with Joe Pekar, ran the panel “Pin-up Art: Why the Resurgence.”
In 2009 Scott began working on art/sketch cards. He has worked with 5FINITY Productions on art/sketch card series such as, “Zombies vs. Cheerleaders”, “Moonstone Maximum”, “Voltron”, “P’Ups”, “The Pro”, “Honey West”, “Hack/Slash”, ”Lady Death” and “Sheena”. He has worked for Sadlittles on 4 card sets, “Rantz Angels”, “Damsels and Dinosaurs”, “Dreamers of Darkness” and “Femforce”. He is a Marvel-approved artist working for Rittenhouse Archives creating cards for “Marvel’s 70th Anniversary”,”Marvel’s Heroes and Villains” and “Marvels Dangerous Divas” card sets. He is a Lucasfilm-approved artist working for Topps on the “Star Wars Galaxy 5″, “Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Widevision” and “Star Wars Galaxy 6″ card sets. Scott has also created sketch cards for Breygent Marketing’s “Woodstock Generation”, “Classic and Vintage Sci-Fi and Horror Movie Posters” and “Vampirella”, Versicolor Production’s “Bettie Page Private Collection” cards and Bad Axe Studios’ “Dungeon Dolls”.
His awards include a 1st and 2nd Place Award at the Chiller Theatre Show in NJ; “Best Black and White” at Nexus in Orlando, FL; and “Best Mono-Chrome” and ” Best Horror” at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. He has been published in Cavewoman from Basement Comics, Didymous from Iron Horse Comics, Night from Jester Press, Con-Tour Magazine, and Architectural Digest.
Scott lives in Cary, NC with his wife Ann and their 2 cats, Midnight and Ares. He can usually be found in his studio working on a fantasy or sci-fi pin-up painting or Sketch/art cards.
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Scott’s table fee sponsored by Breygent Marketing.