Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

Artist Spotlight: Scott McRae

Scott McRae

Scott is a great believer in primary colors. You can always see them in the bright, freshness of his paintings. He mixes most of his colors from the primary colors of red, blue and yellow.
He paints in a somewhat Impressionist style, choosing common, ordinary subject matter, and applying paint intuitively, often from memory or looking directly at a subject. He uses several mediums in his paintings, often combining acrylic with oil pastels, or watercolors with pastels.

In each painting Scott tries to focus on the relationships of the shapes within the composition, which results in a dynamic arrangement of converging objects and colors. Upon close observation his paintings appear simplistic, but when you step back, the colors and shapes work together to form a cohesive whole.
Scott is an avid supporter of arts education, taking classes year-round at the community college and teaching art for children and adults at the gallery. He earned a BA in art from Linfield College, and also has a degree in education.
As a full gallery member, Scott works at the front desk regularly. He’s also a member of the Columbian Artists Association and participates in many local art exhibits. He has even shown his works at First Thursday in Portland during the summer months. On May 27 he will be at Lower Columbia College during the Salal Spring Arts Festival, doing painting demonstrations along with other artists and writers.
Here are a few examples of Scott’s work. You can learn more about him on his artist page. Please contact the gallery to inquire about his paintings.

Artist Spotlight is an ongoing series highlighting a Broadway Gallery artist each month.

Artwork by Scott McRae

Summer Zinnias

Artwork by Scott McRae


Artwork by Scott McRae

Evening Watercolor

Similar posts
  • First Thursday Back April 7 Mark your calendars for the celebration of the return to First Thursday Reception at the Broadway on April 7. We have some stellar artists for April, Sandra Yorke and Brent Knott These artists have a wonderful display of their fine work. Sandra Yorke- Watercolor Painting In September 2021, my husband Chris and I were fortunate [...]
  • March 2022 Featured Artist There’s a Pot O’ Gold with our talented March 2022 Artist, Joan Hitchcock. You’ll adore with her brightly-colored nature paintings and original silk scarves. Joan Hitchcock- Paintings and Silk Scarves Joan Hitchcock is from Rochester, Washington, which is located almost exactly half way between Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington. Inspired by the color, 3-dimensional forms and [...]
  • February 2022 Featured Artists Help us celebrate our February 2022 Artists Scott McRae with his brightly colored paintings and Tonie Knutz, with her jewelry and sculptures. Scott McRae– Painting and Drawing I am a native of Longview, Washington. I have always been interested in expressing myself artistically. In fact, my entire education has been built around it. My language [...]
  • January 2022 Featured Artists Start the New Year off right to celebrate our January 2022 Artists Jessie Camerer with her paintings and our newest gallery member, Samantha Furer,with her hand woven items including scarves and purses. Jessie Camerer – Painting My name is Jessie Camerer and I paint with the Columbia Artists and the Toledo Art Group. My medium [...]
  • November 2021 Featured Artists Come celebrate November with our 1st Thursday and Holiday Opening. Visit the gallery during November to view gallery artists, Debra Chase with her paintings and Laurie  Michaels, with her paintings, photography, and sculptures. Debra Chase – Contemporary Painting Art is a joyful, spiritual and in-the-moment process for me. Nature is a huge inspiration for these [...]