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Celebrating the Artists, Writers & Musicians who live in & around North Richland Hills

ARTist spotlight: SAM SWIHART

Sam Swihart is a North Texas artist who is recognized for his paintings that are inspired by old family photographs that he finds in flea markets and antique malls. A skilled painter with a marvelous sense of color, Sam's restrained palette and soft yet certain brushwork form paintings that metamorphose into dreamy echoes of decades past. Visit Sam's website to learn more about his work.


"The photographs that really speak to me are usually of a very candid nature. I am particularly drawn to those images that have an inherent sense of humor about them. That quality might differ from image to image, but the anonymity of the images helps to play up my reinterpretation of their lost original context. I am also drawn to images that subvert our typical view of family pictures. They represent the lively, intangible moments that make life interesting, yet seem so fleeting." 

- Sam Swihart

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Sam Swihart Two to Tango  2020  11 x 14 in. Oil on Canvas


 “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

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