Connecticut Art and Garden Tour

Scott Rhoades at Scott Rhoades Studio

Acrylic paint

I am a Storrs, Connecticut artist who works in the style of traditional realism using acrylic paint. My subject matter includes the wilderness, barns, historic buildings, and more.


2024 Tour: June 8 & 9th, 10am - 5pm

Scott Rhoades Studio

422 Browns Rd
Mansfield, CT 06268

Artist's Statement

I was born in Houlton, Maine in 1951 and grew up in Coventry, Connecticut.  After graduating from ECSU and CCSU I began a 35 year art education career in Coventry in 1975.
I embraced teaching and worked with over 6000 students in grades K-8. My work with children was published in several magazines. Over four hundred students had drawings published in the Chronicle, a local newspaper.
I presented workshops on child art at national, state and local venues and was a grade level coordinator, related arts team leader, and mentor teacher team leader.  I designed and produced 30 school yearbooks.
As I approached retirement in 2010, I felt compelled to build an art studio in my back yard so that I could resume painting works of art.
My paintings have been sold throughout the United States and in countries worldwide. I have won numerous art awards and my paintings have appeared in national and international publications.
I live in Storrs, Connecticut with my wife Ellie.