My wife, Ellie, and I created a backyard where Ellie tends to her gardens and and I paint in my art studio. We also work together on landscaping projects.
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Scott Rhoades Studio
422 Browns Road
Storrs Mansfield 06268
I was born in Houlton, Maine in 1951 and grew up in Coventry, Connecticut. When I was a junior in college I took my first art class and was hooked on artistic processes and made several paintings. After graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1973 I earned my Master’s degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University. In 1975 I began a 35 year art education career in Coventry.
I embraced teaching and worked with over six thousand students in grades K-8. I also coached girls sports, taught a class in Developmental Stages of Child Art at Eastern and was a high school baseball umpire. My work with children was published in several magazines and my school mural program was nationally recognized as over two hundred students signed their names to painted works on school walls. Over four hundred students had drawings published in the Chronicle, a Willimantic newspaper.
I also presented workshops on child art at national, state and local venues. I was a grade level coordinator, related arts team leader, and mentor teacher team leader. I designed and produced thirty school yearbooks.
As I approached retirement, I felt compelled to build an art studio in my back yard so that I could resume painting works of art. I have had several one man shows and my work has won many awards and has appeared in national publications.
I have two daughters, Andrea and Summer, and four grandchildren and live in Storrs, Connecticut with my wife Ellie.
I paint from photographs in my studio and my works are predominantly representational in style. I photograph images that attract me. Weathered barns, local historic homesteads, and nature and the wilderness hold an interest for me.
When I paint I feel connected to the subject matter as if I am revisiting and that inspires me to look closely at places in my travels.