PRLog - Jan. 23, 2013 - SARASOTA, Fla. -- Porterfield's Fine Art Licensing is delighted to announce that award-winning Canadian painter Michael Swanson has joined Porterfield's for exclusive international licensing representation.
In the Alpes-Maritime, Provence, by Michael Swanson
Over the past decades the artist has created a very large, diverse and compelling portfolio of beautiful landscapes, including village, country and coastal images from Provence, Tuscany, and America. Now the artist's extensive fine art portfolio is available for all categories of licensed products, including wall decor of all types, fabrics, home decor and accessories, kitchen and bath, tabletop and giftware, stationery, calendars, cards and all related paper products.
Michael Swanson was born in Mecklenburg, Germany. Trapped behind the Iron Curtain for years, his family finally was able to escape to the West and moved to North America in the 1960's. Reflecting on all this, he views life as a lottery, "You either win or cease to exist".
His move to North America saw Michael's talented career flourish. Spanning more than three decades, it started by having fun painting pictures, then on to the demanding and deadline-driven world of commercial illustration. Now he's back once again to having fun painting pictures, and what pictures they are!
The artist credits two things that have made it possible for him to live an artist's lifestyle - an extraordinary insight and a natural artistic talent. Largely self-taught, he credits mentors who instilled him early on with confidence in his artistic abilities. Michael Swanson went on to win a host of awards as well as membership in The Society of Illustrators and the American Society of Aviation Artists.
Among his honors is having won the coveted Windor-Newton calendar competition twice. His work has been featured in publications like Brush Stroke and international Artist magazine and his original paintings have sold through numerous galleries in the United States and Canada, including in Boca Raton, Laguna Beach, Mississauga, and in the prestigious Galleri du Tertre in Vence, France. He has had one-man shows, and his work has been published in fine lithographic editions.
The artist's favorite pastime is painting landscapes, mostly oils on canvas, particularly of Europe's Mediterranean region which many great artists before him have chosen because of its unique light quality and ambiance. He tries to select subjects that he considers challenging. Working from his century home studio, Michael Swanson produces a limited number of original oils each year that are bought or commissioned by serious private collectors, with most remaining works sold through galleries.
Porterfield's is delighted to be able to represent the lovely artwork of this remarkable artist to all fields of art licensing on an exclusive basis worldwide.
We invite you to visit Michael Swanson's initial licensing portfolio on Porterfield's online art licensing site, browse his work, and contact us about how you can use this remarkable artist's impressive artwork to increase your sales.
Please visit us at http://www.PorterfieldsFineArt.com.
In addition to the lovely works of Michael Swanson, Porterfield's has over 3,500 images from our thirty-plus artists on view at our easy-to-browse online portfolio site. Please visit us when convenient. We will try to provide you with the most compelling, attractive, and consumer-friendly artwork for your products, so you can increase your sales. It's as simple as that.
For specific information about the compelling artwork of artist Michael Swanson, please contact:
Lance J. Klass, President of Porterfield's
Phone: (800) 660-8345
We would be happy to provide you with color laser copies, contact sheets, or digital scans on disk or via email or FTP. Just let us know what you need for review, or presentation to your clients, and out it goes.
Porterfield's Fine Art Licensing
8437 Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34243
(941) 487-8581, fax (941) 487-8582
Please be sure to visit us at the SURTEX art licensing show in New York City, May 19-21, 2013!