Rebecca Swanson

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

Artist Bio

Rebecca Swanson’s work is inspired from her childhood in Ohio, growing up with her mother, an avid gardener, and her grandmother, an accomplished china painter. Her work is cultivated by the natural world, its universal fragility and beauty we share with all plants and animals. She “paints” with her camera, blending the abstract forms of nature with subtle colors to build intimate portraits of perfect, individual blooms. The Bronx is not a likely location to find paradise, but with its parks, waterfronts, and botanical gardens, The Bronx becomes her Utopia.

Rebecca studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the Cleveland Institute of Art and moved to New York to work as a textile designer. Rebecca has been exhibiting since 1995 in renowned locations such as the Leica Gallery. Her photographs can be found in private and corporate collections, including Banana Republic stores, and in hospitals and hotels throughout the country. She has photographed gardens for Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project; a photo was featured in an article about Ina (“The Barefoot Contessa’s”) Garten’s apartment for House Beautiful magazine.
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