Scott Harrison Goes From Punching To Painting After Prison

By Terence Dooley

Glasgow’s Scott Harrison (27-3-2, 15 KOs) has gone from knocking people out on a boxing ring’s canvas to knocking out canvas paintings after taking up art during a four-year prison sentence for assault. 

Harrison took up the hobby again while incarcerated for assaulting three men in a Spanish nightclub in 2007, a crime for which he was extradited in 2015.

The former WBO world featherweight titlist has told the Daily Record that he whiles away the hours by painting works inspired by Scottish celebrities such as Billy Connolly and religious icons, and he is set to exhibit some of his work at the city’s Southside Gallery. 


“I used to sit for hours copying pictures while my brother and cousins were all talking round about me,” he said.   “But once I started a picture, I couldn't stop until I had finished it—even if it took me until three in the morning.”

As well as his foray into art, Harrison believes he still has more to offer the boxing world and has applied to get his licence back despite his age and not having fought since 2013, a 10-round decision loss against Liam Walsh.  The hearing takes place this week, but Harrison will be otherwise occupied when it takes place.

“On the same day, I am doing a boxing lesson, pads and photos with my belts for the kids and teachers at my son's nursery school,” he revealed.

Harrison's paintings will be displayed as part of the Go Live! festival exhibition.  It takes place at Southside Gallery, Glasgow from 6pm on Friday September 28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 09-11-2018

While away the hours? Get a job! Learn how to paint houses, not squiggles. A hobby won't save you, that's just a cog in the gears. Bury himself in some work for 20, or 30 years and quit being a…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 09-11-2018

I remember his coming out performance vs Tracy Harris Paterson on a Lewis undercard at MSG, I think it was. Boxed Paterson's ears off and then had a great 5 years or so until his thug lifestyle caught up with…

Comment by mlac on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=rudy;19088600]This is one of his pics he has done [url][/url] [URL=""][/URL] Piss Artist[/QUOTE] your a prick, but that was funny :lol1:

Comment by Vinnykin on 09-11-2018

This guy really f***ed his life up. It's been a while since I watched him fight but I remember he was a decent boxer with a fan-friendly style at one point..... the drink and lifestyle took that away.

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=rudy;19088600]This is one of his pics he has done [url][/url] [URL=""][/URL] Piss Artist[/QUOTE] I dunno man, that picture was pretty convincing. I now have a thirst for a cold beer

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