Artist Profile: Rhonda Scott

Painter Rhonda Scott embraces the natural landscape and life in her home state of Alaska, creating a popular portfolio of work for her collectors.

 

"Adam's Birch" oil, 30" x 24" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Adam’s Birch” oil, 30″ x 24″

 

ABI:  What are you known for as an Alaskan artist?

RS:  As a lifetime Alaskan, I am known for my colorful Alaskan renditions of trees, flowers and landscapes. My trademarks are happy and vibrant colors. Painting is my ‘therapy’ and I can spend hours detailing bark on birch tree. Every birch is similar in vibrancy but unique in design, composition, color, and light. My motto is “A good day for me is one with dirt or paint on my hands.”

 

"Solstice Moon" acrylic, 24" x 24" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Solstice Moon” acrylic, 24″ x 24″

 

My work has been juried into several shows and I am a member and the Secretary for the Alaska Art Guild, an Associate Member of the Alaska Watercolor Society, and a Member of the Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society. Color and humor are predominant in my art. I am anticipating my FIRST million dollar commission – let me know if you can help with that!

 

"Borealis Dance" oil, 16' x 20" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Borealis Dance” oil, 16′ x 20″

 

ABI:  You call yourself a “grassroots artist.” What does that mean?

RS:  I like to think that I’m “one of the people” sharing my art in many diverse local venues, to be seen by all.

There are many local small businesses that support home-grown artists. They are very accommodating and allow us to move our artwork freely and do not charge us commission. This is generous and a win for all. I relocate my artwork every month and participate in First Friday events regularly (except for January and February, where I try to get a “sun break” and vacation somewhere warm.)

 

"Rushing River" oil on panel, 11" x 14" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Rushing River” oil on panel, 11″ x 14″

 

These diverse venues range from very small locally-owned coffee shops, gyms, bakeries, gift shops, doctor’s offices, hair salons, furniture stores, and garden shops. When a friend asks if I will display my art at their business… I say Yes!!!!

When hanging my art in these outlets, I generally run into acquaintances and spend time chatting with them. It reinforces the local atmosphere that I love about Anchorage, Alaska. There is a saying that there are only 2° of separation in Alaska – and I find that to be true every day. Seeing friends and sharing my art is a blessing.

 

"Frozen Cardinals" watercolor, 11" x 14" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Frozen Cardinals” watercolor, 11″ x 14″

 

I’m also diverse in my medium: I have painted underwater murals in a pediatricians office, business windows for the holidays, the back of a menu board for a local restaurant, bras for fundraisers, rocks, and snowbanks. I am game to try anything (at least once) and it makes me a better artist for the experience and exposure.

 

"Snowy Birch" oil, 24" x 30" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Snowy Birch” oil, 24″ x 30″

 

ABI:  How do you use your artwork to support different charities?

RS:  I am a long-time volunteer in my community and feel it is important to give back. I have personally been touched by the good works of “Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska” and in a small way to help and increase awareness, I donate 10% of my annual sales to them.

 

"Marcy's Garden" acrylic, 15" x 30" by Rhonda Scott. See her artist profile at www.ArtsBusinessInstitute.org

“Marcy’s Garden” acrylic, 15″ x 30″

 

I am also long-time supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska and about five other large agencies that work to help children and families. For these groups, I donate original artwork for their big annual fundraisers. In addition, I also donate prints to hundreds of nonprofits throughout the year for their auctions and fundraisers. This is a privilege; I am happy to do so, and consider myself lucky that they solicit my work. I embrace the opportunity.

 

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