Scott Griffin is a self-taught Canadian artist who paints with encaustic (beeswax and paint pigment) on salvaged wood. He grew up in a family of bush pilots on a farm on Canada's Scugog Island. His family expected him to follow their flying tradition, but Griffin had an urge to create. As a boy, he salvaged unusual materials scattered around the farm. He also began to create the characters that still populate his work today. At age 18, he moved to Oshawa, Canada, where he and his brother Clint collected and recycled materials from the garbage and filled their apartment with hundreds of paintings. They eventually moved to Toronto where Scott continued his artistic development.