Scott L. Christensen
Christensen grew up in Lander, Wyoming, and it was there that his aesthetic developed. It was not until college, however, that he would recognize nature as his muse. The shift was precipitated by a personal catastrophe. While attending Chadron State in Nebraska on a football scholarship he sustained a severe neck injury that left him unable to compete. Finding solace in nature and an art class that was required of him to graduate, Christensen pursued painting with the discipline he once brought to sports. The atypical combination of athleticism, scholarly curiosity, and an ardent desire to experience nature became the alchemy of his success.