Artist Scott Ruthven

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://scottruthven.com/

  • Year Born: 1971

  • I paint out-of-doors year round, regardless if it's -10ºF or 110ºF.

  • I believe beauty is where you find it.

  • I aim to create paintings that are representational yet painterly, where you can come in close and enjoy the brushwork and color.

  • Price Range: $400.00 - $10,000.00

  • More info on Scott Ruthven's FASO Connect profile

The Artist Says:

I love connecting with a scene and through my interpretation of it, connecting with the viewer.

Collectors Say:

Scott Ruthven's wonderfully textured paintings reveal the intrinsic beauty of rural scenes and it's as if each painting beckons viewers to take note of what they may otherwise take for granted. Scott's body of work captures a oneness with nature that is truly inspirational -- leaving viewers hungry to explore beyond the beaten path.  - Informed Collector Newsletter 


A Colorado native, Scott grew up hiking, fishing and drawing in the Rocky Mountains.  Family roots brought him to Montana and Idaho, where vast ranch lands, prairie, forests and majestic mountains shaped his artistic vision.  Scott has also spent time with the Hopi, Navajo and Zuni, American Indian tribes in the Southwest; having the privilege of attending Hopi ceremonies and even learning sandpainting from the Navajo.  These experiences instilled a deep appreciation for our lands and its peoples.  "Nature has a beautiful rhythm and harmony with layers and layers of interaction which become evident through mindful observation over a long period of time."
Early inspiration came from the art of James Reynolds, Wilson Hurley, Tom Lovell, Len Chmiel and Clyde Aspevig.  Today, Scott studies works from a variety of masters, both past and present, in his quest to advance his knowledge of the craft so he may best express his vision.  Scott goes out into the landscape, sketching and painting, no matter what the weather.  These hours spent with nature inform his studio works.
Scott lives in Colorado with his wife and four children.
Recent Awards
Finalist - Art Renewal Center's 13th International ARC Salon Competition - January 2017
Fav15% - "Graystone", BoldBrush Painting Competition - November 2016
Fav15% - "Stanley Hotel (Study)", BoldBrush Painting Competition - October 2016
Fav15% - "Quieter Days", BoldBrush Painting Competition - February 2016
Fav15% - "Moraine Park Solitude", BoldBrush Painting Competition - January 2016
Fav15% - "A Warm Farewell", BoldBrush Painting Competition - December 2015
Award of Excellence -Plein Air Artists of Colorado, "Along Ute Trail", 2015 Colorado Plein Air exhibition
Fav15% - "Longs Peak", BoldBrush Painting Competition - October 2015
Third Place - " Dusk on the Cache la Poudre" 2015 Paint the Poudre Plein Air, Judge: Carl Judson
Finalist - "The Source", BoldBrush Painting Competition, March 2015
Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence - 2014 Colorado Plein Air
Prudent Man Award of Excellence - [...]

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