Desiree Swanson

This documents my work concentrating on the thoughts and images that are currently coming out of my studio.
The finished canning recipe book painting…”hand me downs”

The finished canning recipe book painting…”hand me downs”

The Elvis painting continues to come together…

The Elvis painting continues to come together…

A little bit further along on the old recipe books…

A little bit further along on the old recipe books…

Another portion of the Elvis painting and the start of another little Elvis figurine…

Some new Elvis sneak peeks…

Here’s an in-progress shot of another painting I’m working on using old, used canning recipe books

Here’s an in-progress shot of another painting I’m working on using old, used canning recipe books

Just a couple more pieces of the Elvis collection…eventually these pieces will all fit together into a completed painting…

Some sneak peaks at a current painting…It is based on a collection of Elvis pieces that a young girl has been collecting for quite a few years now. I will continue to reveal small pieces to the puzzle until it is complete.

This painting is called Preservation.  It deals with literal food preservation as well as the preserving of passed down traditions, such as the canning that my mother and I did to create the subject for this painting.

This painting is called Preservation. It deals with literal food preservation as well as the preserving of passed down traditions, such as the canning that my mother and I did to create the subject for this painting.

My newest project deals with the issues of time, collection and tradition… I am constantly trying to find new objects to use as the subject matter in my paintings, so if you or anyone you know collects or has an interesting object, please let me know.