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Dinah Swan


I have painted flowered fields, rushing streams, ancient streets and glistening grapes. I’ve done portraits, cathedrals and abstracts, but I most love painting animals.

I depict animals as noble, innocent but vulnerable partners with us. We should learn to view this earth--water, air, plants and animals--as one interdependent organic system whose beauty and energy sustain, delight and inspire human kind.

We have a voice about what happens to animals in the future. I believe we should use that voice to speak for animals who cannot speak for themselves.

Upcoming show:
ANIMALS OF THE SOUTHWEST opens April 14, 2019 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM, It features a collection of my pastel paintings--coyotes to cranes, bears to bison and more. A free public reception will be held April 14, 2019 2:30-4:30 PM. The exhibit runs through August 4, 2019.