Back in 2008, I finished this series of surreal watercolor collage works. The following images are sample works from this series. Each piece is 9.5in x 12.5in watercolor collage on Arches coldpress watercolor paper. The titles are inspired by the concept of Jenny Holzer’s truisms. 2008 was a time of a lot of life adjustments, moving to England, becoming a military spouse, working my first adult job where I was using my college degree, trying to find a social circle, learning to share my home with my husband–basically, a fresh college graduate learning life wasn’t quite what I expected, in some good ways and some bad ways.
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Carly Swenson is an intuitive painter originally from northern Montana. She spent more than a decade working primarily as a mixed media artist before shifting to acrylics. Swenson received a BFA in Visual Arts with an Art History Minor from Bemidji State University. During and after university, she traveled and lived abroad, this included studying in China, traveling throughout Europe and living both in England and the Azores.Swenson’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and internationally. Her freelance writing and mixed media journals have been published in nationally distributed art magazines. She has facilitated art workshops for various age groups. Swenson’s work is also included in the permanent art collections of Angra do Heroismo Museum and Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN). Currently, she lives in St. Paul, MN with a smart little dog and a weird little cat. They’re nice. Copyright Notice: All images (artwork and photography) protected by copyright and belong to Carly Swenson, unless otherwise noted. Any images not owned by Carly Swenson have been used with the consent of the copyright holder. Please do not reuse/publish/edit/copy/etc. any images from this blog without consent of the copyright holder. Thank you for your understanding and respect of artistic integrity. View all posts by Carly Swenson, Visual Artist