Scott Lines, InPleinSight 2016


“Clearing Storms” by Scott Lines


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“August Sunflowers” by Scott Lines

Scott is an award winning plein air and studio landscape painter who paints nearly every day. He works primarily in oils, with a limited palette, to capture the beauty of the areas he paints, and has done so for over 20 years. He is known for his realistic and powerful scenes, which show a stunning sense of distance and light. Scott will paint anywhere, but often finds himself drawn to water and expansive vistas, including streams, rivers, and rural roads. Most of Scott’s work is from Colorado and the American west.

Scott’s likes to find common outdoor scenes and bring out their natural beauty.  Viewing his paintings often creates a satisfying sense of familiarity from his viewers.   “So much of our modern lives is spent indoors” says Lines.   “It can be uplifting to be surrounded by art we enjoy”.  In Scott’s view, images of the landscape are often the most rewarding because they are hardwired in our brains as pleasing and they allow our thoughts to temporarily “step outside” when we can’t literally do so.

Scott is based in Highlands Ranch Colorado, just south of Denver.   You might see him painting alongside the country road, or in a park, or hiking through the mountains searching for that special spot that begs to be captured in paint.  He can be contacted by using the “contact us” link on this website ( or by sending an e-mail to


“High Country Hike” by Scott Lines

Scott has learned from many great teachers and he really enjoys passing his knowledge along to others so they can create paintings that they like.  Scott’s is involved in the following groups: Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC); Oil Painters of America (OPA); Cherokee Ranch and Castle – Artist Committee. Scott has been juried in to numerous shows including: Coloado Plein Air 2013 and 2015 – Denver, CO 2015; Littleton Historical Museum Own an Original – Littleton, CO 2015; 3rd Street Gallery Fall show, Westcliffe, CO 2015; Meet the Artists Art Fair – Frisco, CO 2015.  Through an unsolicited invitation, he participated in Outnumbered Gallery’s Imagined Wall Festival – Littleton CO, (2015), and Alla Prima – Westcliffe CO (2015). At this Plein Air competition, one of Scott’s paintings won the Sponsors Choice Award, selected by Juror Karen Vance.

Scott’s work can be seen at

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Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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