Scott Hampton

Sandy, UT

Scott Hampton

Scott Hampton has been designing kites, banners, and yard art for over 20 years under the name Aerial Art.

His unique use of painted fabric and applique makes his designs easily recognizable.

Scott Hampton's Artist Statement

“I make stuff to satisfy my inner desire to… make stuff. For the past 30 years it’s been banners and kites ( most of which actually fly). I always enjoy what I make and sometimes I’m very pleased with the outcome (that’s why I don’t sell very much, I get attached to it). It’s all about building what’s aesthetically pleasing to me (of course I have no formal art training beyond basic drawing and design). I enjoy the drawing, designing, painting, and appliquéing aspect of my work. The framing and bridling part is such a chore but I realize those are necessities in order to bring the idea to life.”

Scott Hampton's job descriptions include, but are not limited to:

  • Over-thinker

  • Designer

  • Draftsman

  • Fabricator

  • Color coordinator

  • Design Master painter (spray can)

  • Sewing technician

  • Seam ripper (for appliqué never on stitches)

  • Appliqué specialist

  • Structural engineer

  • Rigger

  • Shop monkey

  • Prototype flight tester (problem solver)

  • Kite flyer ( Aerial Artist)

His waste of time is not limited to kite designing he also manages a small boutique business designing festival site decorations and wind garden art.

Scott Hampton's Artist Bio

Scott has been providing the kite world with his art for many years. His banners and kites are distinctive with their bright colors and original graphics. He has become an expert in the use of Design Master Paints on ripstop nylon that allows him to make full use of color gradients. He is always willing to share his techniques with others. When traveling abroad to festivals he is fully committed to his display presentation and always ready to answer questions about his work.

His works are in private collections and authorized reproductions of his works have been sold in large retailers around the world.

He can be found creating new designs in his kite cave and occasionally at kite festivals showing off his newest creations on the canvas in the sky.

Previous classes:

· Scott is an accomplished instructor with many, many classes to date at many, many retreats/locations.