Clockwise from Top Left Corner:
Wedding Bouquet; Purity Rose; Daydreamer (detail);
Swan Lake; Wedding Bouquet; Rose Cloud; Dream;
Wedding Bouquet; Enchanted Peony; Portrait of the Artist;
Tickled-Pink-Peony; Purity Rose
Limited editions of 15 in sizes 15", 30", and 40"
“One can practically smell the fragrance of those beautiful flowers.”
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, with its universal fragility and beauty we share with all plants and flowers. She “paints” with her camera, blending the abstract forms of nature with subtle colors to build intimate portraits of perfect, individual blooms. Her utopia is New York City with its parks, waterfronts, and botanical gardens.
Rebecca studied drawing, painting, photography, 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 locations such as the New York City Leica Gallery. Her photographs can be found in corporate collections including Banana Republic, St. Regis, Marriott and Omni hotels and in hospitals throughout the country. She has photographed gardens for Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project. Private collectors include Ina Garten “The Barefoot Contessa”.
Her latest work, entitled Bouquet Portraits, are custom-made pieces of art inspired by a bride’s wedding bouquet. It’s a perfect gift that can be treasured for an lifetime, kindling wonderful memories from a bride’s most cherished day.