Scott Lloyd Anderson (American)
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN
Scott Lloyd Anderson chooses to spend the bulk of his creative time outdoors, painting en plein air. He usually completes these smaller paintings in one session all prima, before the light has drastically changed on his scene. Larger paintings he creates in his studio using these field studies and other references. In talking about his work Anderson says,
My practice incorporates a practice and palette that traces its lineage back to Frank Dumond and the Fin de ciécle in Paris. I value accurate draftsmanship, and ideas about composition learned during my years as an magazine 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. I use the language of landscape to express abstract notions about design, color, and form — and simply for the pleasing texture of paint on canvas.
Scott Lloyd Anderson is a quintessential landscape painter of the 21st century. In addition to interpreting the beauty of nature or the vitality of the cityscape, Scott has explored that area where so much of our experience lies; the suburbs. He proves it is possible to a paint a good picture of anything by combining detailed realism with abstract playfulness.
Scott Lloyd Anderson is recognized as one of the top plein air painters in the nation. He routinely wins top awards at plein air competitions and juried shows. His art has taken him from Minnesota across America and to China, Mexico, Canada, Italy, and England.