Jospeh Swenarton was raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who encouraged him to draw and paint. He studied art and drama at Montgomery College, and the University of Maryland respectively. Joseph’s father, a gifted amateur photographer, was drawn to the beauty in life. He taught his son that sharing joy and good fortune with others is as essential to being a true artist as talent. Joseph contributes a portion of sales to selected charities. He also donates paintings and volunteers his time to community fundraisers.
Swenarton’s works have been exhibited in New York and various cities in Florida. He has won numerous awards but is most proud of his recognition from the Saatchi Gallery in London as some of his early works are displayed on their web site.
The list of fans and buyers of Joseph Swenarton’s paintings keep growing. Many collectors own several works and some have commissioned customized artworks. Swenarton is especially honored to have among his clients former Miss America, Leanza Cornett, and Emmy-award-winning journalist and host of “Entertainment Tonight”, Mark Steines.
Joseph says, “My paintings are a gift. I am blessed with a talent to create, a passion to use and refine that ability and a deeply spiritual empathy with the beauty of life. My art comes from a process that starts deep within me and ends up on canvas as pure emotion. Painting is what I was born to do, my purpose in life. My mission is to share my good fortune with others.”
Joseph’s work can be viewed at the Botero Gallery, 1998 Trade Center Way in Naples, the Kennedy Studios in Marco Island, and Gallerie Unique (www.gallerieunique.com) in the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. You may contact Joseph directly through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (239) 821-8806. His personal web site is www.swenartonfineart.com.
My mission is to "enrich the lives of others by bringing beauty to the world".