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

Joaquin Sorolla.

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.