October 17th, 2008

Anderson wins People’s Choice award in San Luis Obispo

Estero Bay painting

Gallery MAR artist Scott Lloyd Anderson was one of 53 artists who participated in the San Luis Obispo  Art Center’s Plein Air Festival during the first week of October. His painting, Morning on Estero Bay (left), was voted People’s Choice by attendees to the gala event. Before returning home to Minneapolis, Scott and fellow painter, Mike Rada, spent some time painting at spectacular Big Sur (photo below).

“My practice incorporates the use of the prismatic color palette, an emphasis on accurate draftsmanship, and ideas about composition learned during my years as an art director. My paintings are impressionistic in that they describe the unique character of a particular day’s weather and light, and realistic in their desire to show the world as it is. In addition, I use the language of landscape to express abstract notions about color, form, design—and simply for the pleasing texture of paint on canvas.”

Scott painting at Big Sur

1st Place and People’s Choice award in Grand Marais, Michigan

In August, Scott participated in a plein air event at the Grand Marais Art Colony on the North Shore of Lake Superior. His painting won the top prize in the painting category and was voted the favorite by fellow painters and visitors of the show. He also won top prize in both 2005 and 2004.

Upcoming events for this plein air painter include the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational October 16-19 in Laguna Beach, California and the Plein Air Painter of the West member’s show in Monrovia, California.