Roaring Springs of the Grand Canyon, 2022


Oil Paint


40.0 x 50.0 cm

Year Created



Studio painting inspired by sketches and photos on the Kiabab trail midway down the Grand Canyon, where a waterfall springs from the cliffs. Painted in a classical style, reminiscent of the earliest landscape painting of the American southwest.

Ian Scott's Perspective

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A view back in time, as a member on the second Powell expedition on the Colorado seeing the scenery without the evidence of human infrastructure that is observed today such as bridges, powelines, a water pipeline,and Helicopter pad; necessary for the upkeep of the park, but distractions from the sublime nature of the Grand Canyon.

Artist's commentary

It is a long way down and a longer way back up on The Kiabab Trail, Hiking rim to rim. I took my time, taking 5 days to form an emotional conection with this natural wonder while sketching in my watercolor notebook. On the more isolated north rim, half way down is a seldom seen marvel of the canyon where a waterfall streams loudly out of the red walls, from water trickling down from the snowy noth rim though unseen fissures in the cliffs. I decided this was the most impressive view on my hike.

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The frame is a custom hand carved stained wood frame with 14k gold leaf acccents inspired by southwest design.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Born in 1994 in Portland, OR. Currently residing in Truckee, CA.

2019 · Beux-Arts Academy of Classical Art

Classical Art

2017 · The Masters Academy-Atelier

Naturalist Art

2016 · Brigham Young University-Idaho

Associates of Arts- 2D Studies


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Asking Price

$1,900.00 USD

Artwork History

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Ian Scott

Dec 12, 2023