Autumn Song by Trevor Swanson
16 x 20 in.

For Trevor, the creative process begins with the insight and emotional response he gleans directly from wild animals in their natural settings. On one level, his artwork celebrates the majesty of untamed wildlife and beauty of unspoiled environments. On another level, it expresses a keen sense of the drama and emotion found only in the wilderness. On yet another level, through its intense realism, Swanson’s art captures that briefest moment in time when nature reveals her spirit. “I paint realistically, because the beauty of life is in the little things. The multi-colored moss growing on the rock where a wolf is standing, the light beaming through trees branches onto the fur of a bear; these are the details that breathe life into the painting. I try hard to portray these subtle elements of tone and mood because they complete the story being told. I also love to see the response people have to my work. It is always deeply rewarding to see how much someone enjoys a painting that I have put my heart into.”

Trevor Swanson makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Visit him and 100 other artists at the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ January 16 – March 28, 2021. Contact us at 480-443-7695 or [email protected].

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