Scott Lawrence Jacobs


    Scott Jacobs Gallery was voted best art gallery in Carmel/Monterey, Ca. - Peoples Choice Award Monterey Herald. 

    Jacobs is the great nephew of Daniel Chester French, Designer of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Scott's grandparents met at Boston College of Art, his grandfather a wood carver and grandmother a fashion design major. 

    Born in Hartford, CT; Jacobs grew up with a natural talent and love of art, painting since he was three years old. Mostly a self-taught artist, although Jacobs graduated from Hartford College of Art, while still attending high school. Scott joined the U.S. Navy at age 20 and was commissioned by the US Navy to paint several works, including a mural in Djibouti, Africa. After completing his time in the Navy, Jacobs pursued his passion for art as a career.  A year later, in 2008, his work headlined top media including CNN World News, KTLA News and the front page of The Sacramento Bee. Following his success in Southern California, Scott moved to Carmel, CA. Opening his own one man gallery in the premier destination of any artist. Scott Jacobs Gallery is currently Celebrating 10 years in Carmel- By-The-Sea as well as being voted best art gallery in Carmel/Monterey, Ca.

- Peoples Choice Award Monterey Herald. 

Jacobs is a prolific, museum- and celebrity- collected, oil and watercolor painter. Showing at the Monterey Museum of Art 2012. His exhibitions have attracted the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lawrence Taylor, Bill Murray, Dermot Desmond, Aslinn Derbez and Mauricio Ochmann, associates of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and more.   


You can find Jacobs painting at Scott Jacobs Gallery, inside mission patio on Mission Street, between 5th and 6th Street in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea!






2004  Attended Hartford College of Art in Hartford, CT. 




2007  Member of the US Navy Seabees: While serving his 2 years, Jacobs was stationed in Port                          Hueneme, CA. Then deployed to Djibouti/Ethiopia, Africa at Camp Lemonier, as well as Kuwait.                    He was an equipment operator and artist for the US Navy.


2007  Commissioned by the US Navy to paint murals for the U.S. Navy Seabees in Djibouti, Africa. 


2008  Reached world recognition on CNN with the painting titled "Someday Has Come," a portrait of                      president Obama.


2011  Opened his first one man gallery at age 25. Carmel- By- The- Sea, CA. 

2012  Exhibits work at the Monterey Museum of Art. 


2014  Commissioned by Jay Woodcroft (Ass.Coach of the San Jose Sharks) to paint portraits of his                    family.


2014  Show at the Monterey Museum of Art. 


2015  Sold out show, with new watercolor series, including works purchased by actors Mauricio                              Ochmann and Aislinn Derbez.


2016  Featured in Full page editorial, generously written and published by Carmel Magazine.


2017  Jacobs portrait of "There's Always Hope", a portrait of Bill Murray, is featured on the Cover of                         Shakers Magazine               


2017 Comedian and actor Bill Murray attends show and writes "It looks like me!" on the back of Jacobs                   portrait "There's Always Hope" a portrait of Bill Murray. Jacobs and Bill Murray are featured on the front             page of the Carmel Pine Cone holding "There's Always Hope". 


2018  Opens a new gallery (Scott Jacobs Gallery) in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

           Featured in the Monterey County Weekly with a story by famed writer Walter Rice. 

2019  Starts a new series of highly textured (over three inches thick at times) oil series of wharf 2 and other local scenes of the Monterey bay.

  •       Featured in Coastal Design Magazine (New England Based)

  •       Scott Jacobs Gallery is selected by as one of the top 9 place to visit in California           and the number 1 painter, studio/gallery to visit in Carmel- By- The- Sea, CA. 

2020  Paints a new portrait of Bill Murray titled "The Comedian". Bill Murray comes to see the new painting               and says "it looks like the way I feel". 

             "It's probably the best compliment I've gotten on a portrait" -  Jacobs.


  •       Featured in the Monterey Herald for the upcoming show on his series of wharf 2, and other scenes         of the Monterey Bay. (Date changed. Considering a new date in summer 2021)  Jacobs is currently featured (5th time) in Carmel Magazine and celebrating 10 years with his gallery in Carmel.   

  • 2021   Voted Best Art Gallery In Carmel /Monterey County - Peoples Choice Award Monterey Herald

  • One of 10 artist chosen for the Carmel Heart Project. Jacobs portrait of Clint Eastwood sold at auction for Ten Thousand Dollars (AUG-2021), 100% donation to the Carmel Women's Club and Carmel Foundation. 

  • Jacobs and Zach Weston (Edward Weston's great grandson) have started a series of collaboration work, from nudes to still life and plants. Jacobs paints abstracts in oil over the top of Westons black and white silver gelatin photographs.