Scott Lawrence Jacobs


    In 2021 and 2022 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. He has been painting since childhood. Mostly a self-taught artist, although Jacobs graduated from Hartford College of Art, while in high school.Later he would attend college both in Southern California, as well as Monterey Peninsula College. 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 (Is still up today). After completing his time in the Navy, Jacobs pursued his passion for art.  A year later, in 2008, his work received notable recognition including CNN World News, KTLA News and front page of The Sacramento Bee. At the suggestion of friends in the arts, Jacobs moved to Carmel, CA. Opening his own one man gallery in the premier destination of any artist. Scott Jacobs Gallery is currently Celebrating 12 years in Carmel- By-The-Sea. 

Jacobs is a prolific, museum- and celebrity- collected, oil and watercolor painter. Showing at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2012 and 2013. Future exhibitions include The Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, Ca. Also 

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 commissioned muralist/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.


2010  Jacobs opened his first one man gallery at age 25. Carmel- By- The- Sea, CA.

2010  Jacobs studies privately with with artist Andrew Jackson - Designed the value scale seen at nearly every              art store and Color Wheel materials provider in the world. Jackson also invented the Intensity Wheel,                patented in the United States- A self engineered color theory. 


2012  Shows at the Monterey Museum of Art. 


2014  Commissioned by Jay Woodcroft (Ass.Coach of the San Jose Sharks) for portraits

2014  Show at the Monterey Museum of Art. 


2015  Show at Lincoln studio Carmel, Ca.


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 location (Scott Jacobs Gallery) in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

           Featured in the Monterey County Weekly with a story by writer Walter Rice. As well as Dennis Taylor.

2019  Starts a new series of highly textured (over three inches thick at times) oil series. Subjects include landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, reflecting our environment in America, as well as the individuals who live there.  

  •       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  

  •       Featured in Carmel Magazine. 

  • 2021  Scott Jacobs Gallery - is voted best art gallery in Carmel /Monterey County -  Monterey Herald Peoples Choice Award.

  • Jacobs is one of 10 artist chosen for the Carmel Heart Project. Jacobs portrait of Clint Eastwood sells at auction for 10k  (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 works, from nudes to cityscapes. Jacobs paints abstracts in oil over Weston's black and white silver gelatin photographs. 

  • 2022 Scott Jacobs Gallery is voted best art gallery in Carmel/Monterey County. -Monterey Herald Peoples Choice Award. 

  • Showing at The Carl Cherry Center Carmel. Gala September 2nd 4:30 - 6:30 

  • Showing at the Monterey Hilton Hotel September 8th. Presenting a collection of urban street scenes and painting live for educational fundraiser by CSUMB /Women's Leadership Council with special guests Julia Packard and Birdie Elliott. 

  • Jacobs is currently finishing his Art degree at Monterey Peninsula College. With one semester left before graduating, Jacobs is currently an honors student with a desire to possibly teach art, and or art therapy, while continuing his own fine art at self named studio in Carmel.