Paula Swenson

Paula Swenson creates art that is a bridge connecting people back to the natural world

Precious Pollinators By Paula Swenson

Precious Pollinators

Original Watercolor on mould-made pure cotton Langton paper, mounted on acid-free matteboard

15.3 in x 11 in
39 cm x 27 cm

Salt Marsh by Paula Swenson

Salt Marsh

Original Watercolor on 100% cotton rag handmade Khadi paper with full deckle edges mounted on silk covered board

10 in x 10 in
25 cm x 25 cm


Fly or Climb By Paula Swenson

Fly or Climb

Original Watercolor on 100% cotton handmade Aquari paper, with deckle edges mounted on black Royal Talens w/c paper

6 in x 6 in round
15 cm x 15 cm round


Paula SwensonPaula 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.


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