Scott L. Christensen2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Scott L. Christensen is firmly established among the ranks of the finest plein air painters, demonstrating sophistication of design and subtle use of color. His extraordinary artistic growth has gained him the national recognition for which many artists wait a lifetime. His work has been exhibited at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Gilcrease Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Denver Art Museum, Kimball Museum, Salmagundi Club, Autry National Center, and Salon d'Arts at the Colorado History Museum. His many honors include Most Distinguished Alumni at Chadron State in 1997 and the distinguished Prix de West Purchase Award in 2000.
What artist inspires you? Why?
Many, for many different reasons. Alphonse Mucha, N.C. Wyeth, Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent, Emil Carlsen ... the list could go on. Each of these artists has the facility to manage an entire idea and see it through to the end.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
It is almost always inspired by being outside. The outdoors gives you so many varieties and things to express in a painting. Deciding on how you are going to organize the infinite varieties is the challenge. Color, tone, line, value. Emphasizing one area and trying to paint everything else to support it.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Point Lobo, Carmel, California. I have been there so many times and still, each time I come away with a different perspective.