Whether he’s live painting on stage with his Cloud Cult bandmates or alone in the studio, Scott West’s canvasses literally drip with color. In 2010, West quit his job as a creative director to focus on painting and touring with the band. On stage, he produces paintings during a roughly 45-minute set in which he allows the music and audience interaction to influence his works, which are sold after each Cloud Cult show. Though not set to music, his works in the studio embody the energy from live shows and the themes that run through the music.

Cloud Cult concert footage courtesy Scott West

Minnesota Music in this Segment:
Cloud Cult

Scott West
Cloud Cult
Cody York
Tarnish + Gold Gallery