I first performed as a poet at Glastonbury in 2011 and became good friends with the curator of the poetry tent. In 2014 she asked me to create the poster for the poetry lineup and I have been contributing artwork to the festival ever since.
For 2014 and 2016 posters I drew the lineup as owls which was tremendous fun to do and was extremely well received. In fact several poets who weren't even performing commissioning me to owl-ise them.
I opted for a more realistic but messy approach in 2019. This was also extremely well received and many people wanted copies.
I was asked in 2015 to be on-site sketch artist at the poetry tent, which was huge fun to do. I've performed this task for a number of years.
"Scott has worked for Glastonbury Festival’s Poetry&Words stage over 4 years, producing high quality illustrations to order. His beautiful and idiosyncratic posters helped carry through a strong identity for the stage and have been treasured keepsakes for the artists featured. He has also worked for us as an on-site sketch artist, producing drawings quickly in situ, in less than ideal conditions! We would definitely recommend him as a creative collaborator."
Dr. Helen Johnson, Curator of Poetry&Words at Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Free Press
News of my sketching reached the festival's newspaper in 2015 (printed on an old and very impressive Heidelberg printing press) and I was asked if I would like to contribute artwork to the paper. I spent 3 years producing illustrations for the GFP, specialising in extremely bad cow puns.