of small town America - historical buildings, landscapes, homesteads,
farm life, and local people - rendered in vivid watercolors and pastels
form the essence of Arkansas painter, Sven Kenneth Swenson’s contemporary
impressionistic painting style. Much of his artistic inspiration is
also drawn from the surrounding Ozark Mountains. Sven’s intension,
he states, “is to transport people who see my work into a colorful
world of fantasy.”
grew up in chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the American Academy
of Fine Art. He began his commercial art career at the Chicago Tribune
newspaper as a layout artist. While in Chicago, he also did graphic
design work for a number of advertising agencies - creating magazine
ads, promotional campaigns, and corporate logos.
left Chicago to move to Boulder, Colorado in 1977. Once in Colorado,
he became an artist-designer for the Adolph Coors Brewing Company, where
he worked for four years. There, he was involved in the many aspects
of the company’s marketing campaigns. He designed marketing materials,
such as print ads, sales promotion pieces, trade show graphics, and
billboards. Following that, he became a free lance designer doing graphic
design work for various corporations and advertising agencies.
1999, Sven left Boulder and moved to Leslie, Arkansas - in the heart
of the Ozarks, where big stave mills and timber industries once prospered.
Here, he opened his own fine art studio and gallery. His work is being
well received across the state. Recognized for his unique Arkansas images,
he was commissioned to paint 12 scenes for a calendar for the First
Community Bank in Batesville and Searcy, Arkansas.
work is available as
originals and as giclee prints.
To purchase paintings,
contact Sven Swenson at:
870- 447- 2615
work is also available from
The Olive Tree Gallery
Mountain View, Arkansas