Scott L. Christensen
Born August 20th, 1962, Christensen was raised in Lander, Wyoming. He attended
Chadron State College in Nebraska on a football scholarship, but sustained a spinal injury
that left him unable to compete. Bereft, he sought solace in fly fishing and visiting his
grandfather, a wheelchair-bound amateur oil painter. After watching his grandfather, he
took a leap into the unknown and began painting.
After earning a degree in Art Education, Christensen moved home to Wyoming,
eventually landing in Jackson. He sought tutelage from Bob Barlow, Clyde Aspevig, and
William Reese. Then, on a trip to Sweden in 1994, Christensen was inspired by the work
of Impressionist Anders Zorn to adopt a palette limited to primaries, plus white. He has
also been greatly influenced by such masters as Isaac Levitan, Alphonse Mucha, and
Although finished at the easel, most Christensen landscapes begin as plein air studies
and, fresh off the easel, they are sought by prestigious galleries, museums, and collectors.
After nearly three decades at the easel, Christensen is recognized around the globe.
Christensen now resides just outside Victor, Idaho with his bird dog Molly and
spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range.