Artist Scott Eckberg

An example of fine art by Scott Eckberg

Photo of Scott Eckberg


He has always had a great interest in art, but he had never taken any training until college.   Bethany College in Mankato, Minnesota is where this first exposure occurred.  He then continued to focus on art at the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a B.F.A.Minnesota River School of Fine Art was his next step forward, which encouraged him to follow a traditional approach and painting from life.  Combining his passion for art with his love of travel, he takes his first workshop with Jim Wilcox in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  At that point, landscape painting from life became his focus by continuing to study with several wonderful plein air painters.  The list includes, Scott Christensen, Marc Hansen, Jay Moore, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb, Dan Young and recently had the privilege to gain extensive insight from Kathryn Stats. 
Painting on location "plein air" and capturing the scene all at once brings about an energy and a freshness that artists hope to grasp onto.  Currently a resurgence of this approach seems to be challenging countless artists around the country.  Painting on location and from life really hones your power of observation and helps to create your own style of interpreting nature.  Nature keeps the artist honest, and the skills learned are invaluable tools to bring back into the studio.   AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS

Wyoming Plein Air Juried Exhibition-  First Place - "Quick Draw" -  Juried by John Encinias
Bloomington Art Center / Members Juried Exhibition
-  Award of Merit
Plein Air on the Zumbro
-  2nd Place
 8th Annual Estes Park Plein Air-  Estes Park Mayor's Choice Gold Award
Wyoming Plein Air Juried Exhibition-  3rd Place
Oil Painters of America / Central Regional Juried Exhibition-  Topeka, Kansas - September 28th through November 10th
Estes Park Plein Air River Boat Art Fest, Aitkin, Minnesota-  First Place - "Quick Draw"Oil Painters of America / Annual National Juried Exhibition-  Missoula, MontanaEstes Park Plein AirBloomington Art Center / Members Juried [...]

Read the rest of this bio on the artist's website >>

Content Copyright - Scott Eckberg Fine Art