About Adam Swanson

My paintings offer short anachronistic parables intended to compel the viewer to consider an unfamiliar place. I use humans and animals to stress the human connection with the natural world. My current interest in painting gained fresh energy when I was in Antarctica working for the National Science Foundation. I traveled to Antarctica on numerous occasions to experience a rarely seen, powerful place. Living for years in such an extreme environment changed the way I viewed the world and humanity. An environment revered by both scientist and artist, the singular landscape of Antarctica asked me to see a possibility in which art, science and humanity could be combined to extract realness out of complex theories and feelings. In 2009 I returned to northern Minnesota to work more seriously on developing my voice as an artist. I live in a log home in the woods, am married and a father of two.

I am primarily a painter, though I have a strong interest in photography and film. I paint largely from photographs and videos I have taken. There is a deep relationship between art and science. Art asks questions, science is a method designed to answer them. The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.

Adam Swanson Elephant Rock 10-18-2016 _Bob_King_small.jpeg

Commission Pieces

In addition to selling existing work, I do commissioned work, murals, and almost any type of artistic painting. Drop me a line for prices and sizes.