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Carol Swinney
A Timeless Legacy 2016 Artist


Carol Swinney Splash Dance
Splash Dance
Carol Swinney
Oil on canvas
20" x 16"

Carol Swinney
Saint Mary's Lake

Carol Swinney
Oil on canvas
12" x 16"

Carol Swinney
Big Sky Country

Carol Swinney
Oil on stretched canvas
24" x 36"

The works above appear in the
2016 A Timeless Legacy
exhibit and sale. 

Carol Swinney
Carol Swinney is a Wyoming artist that paints with a palette knife instead of a brush for many reasons. “I love texture, and love to see a lot of paint on the canvas. A painting knife gives rich colors and amazing depth, like you’re sculpting a painting”, she says. “Contrast, composition and lighting capture my attention while on location so I paint when colors are rich and light is more dramatic.” Swinney prefers to paint on location at such places as Rocky Mountain National Park in CO, the mountains near Tucson, AZ or the Grand Teton Mountains in WY.

The well-traveled artist has won numerous awards and honors for her work and has received 35 awards from 2005 to 2015 including 2 Best in Shows, 4 People’s Choice awards, Best Landscape at the 2005 National Oil Painters of America Show, an Award of Excellence at the 2008 OPA Western Regional Show and the 2016 Virtuosos of OPA Exhibit, a 2010 Governor’s Choice Award at Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West and the Superintendent's Award at the 2014 100 yr. Anniversary Show for Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. She has had numerous one woman shows and museum exhibitions including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the Briscoe Museum of Western Art, the CM Russell Museum, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, the Old West Museum, the Booth Western Art Museum and the Clymer Museum. She is in the permanent collection of The Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Ariz., Grand Teton Nat'l Park, JM Smucker Corp. & the Wyoming State Capitol Buildings in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Carol was featured in the May/June 2006 issue of Art of the West magazine as well as write-ups in past issues of The Artist’s Magazine and Art Talk. She was on the cover of the March/April 2004 Sky West Magazine and the 2005 cover of “Landscape Highlights” by American Artist with a re-printing of her 2003 feature story. Wildlife Art News featured her in an article titled “Expressions of the American Landscape” in the May/June 2004 issue and she was included in the book “How did you paint that? 100 ways to paint landscapes” published by International Artist with an 8 page feature article in the June/July 2007, issue number 55. She was included in the January 2009 issue of Western Art Collector in an article titled “Power of Nature” and was featured in the January 2010 issue of Southwest Art Magazine with a 6 page article titled “A Feel for the Land". Most recently she is featured in a 5 page "Artist Profile" in the October 2013 issue of Plein Air Magazine. Carol was selected as 1 of 69 artists chosen from across America to represent 8 of the nation's most beautiful parks in a 2013, 450 page coffee table book titled, "Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations", curated by Art Historian John Stern. Carol is an Out of State Artist Member of the California Art Club, Founding Member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, a Signature Member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters, Outdoor Painters Society and Oil Painters of America and is a Master Signature Member and past President of American Woman Artists. She is represented in fine galleries in Jackson, Tubac, and Colo. Springs.



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