Paula Swenson creates art that is a bridge connecting people back to the natural world and the incredible ecosystem we are an integral part of. Nature is a constant inspiration, brought up amongst forests, fields, lakes and streams, she learned to love and protect the wild places and creatures as she learned to walk, talk and draw. In her work, ART and eARTh are completely intertwined.
For nearly 2 decades Paula worked as an Artist-in-Residence with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington State Arts Commission and the King County Arts Commission, working with diverse populations in schools, prisons, Veterans Administration Hospitals and community-based programs helping people reconnect with nature and with themselves. For the last 20 years Paula has traveled, taught, and created in 9 countries learning from and about other cultures. Her work is in private collections throughout Europe and North America. She currently lives and creates in the forested hills of North Central Portugal.