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Artist Liz Lemon Swindle has a deep,|
abiding faith that she she feels blessed to
share through her art. A lifelong Utah
resident, she received her degree in fine
arts from Utah State University in 1978.
Directly after graduation, she worked for
several years as a set designer and painter
for the Osmond Studios television production
As her family grew (Liz and her husband
Jon Swindle today have five children), Liz
saw the need for a more flexible career and
decided to focus on oil painting. In the early
1980's, Swindle tutored under renowned
wildlife artist Nancy Glazier and soon after
established her own impressive reputation
as a wildlife painter, participating in shows
at major galleries in the central and western
However, Liz Swindle became increasingly
discontent, feeling artistically and spiritually
unfulfilled. In October 1988, she reached a
turning point when she submitted a portrait
of children to the National Arts for the Parks
competition and received the coveted
Founders' Favorite award. She realized then
that there was an audience for her portrait
painting and by the early 1990's she had
devoted herself exclusively to the topic
closest to her heart: her faith.
Liz is one of three artists: a painter (Liz), a
writer (Heide S. Swinton), and a musician
(Kenneth Cope), who are joining their
respective talents to tell the story of the
life of Christ in picture, word, and sound.
The project's title is taken from Christ's
numerous referrals to Himself as "Son of
Man" throughout the New Testament. The
trio has targeted fall of 2002 for the joint
release of their multimedia collaboration in
book and CD.
A one-woman show of her Christian art
traveled nationwide in the summer of 1997,
and a book of her paintings was published in
1998. Over the next several years, Swindle
will document the human events in the life
of Christ through 50 unique paintings that
will be made available over time as prints,
canvases, and a book.
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