About Doug Swinton
"Doug Swinton has the enviable reputation of being one of Canada's premiere outdoor painters. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Doug depicts the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies with powerful movement, light and bold colour. Doug owns and operates Swinton's Art Supplies and teaches many classes in-house. His knowledge of art and his willingness to share this knowledge with students has earned him a reputation as an outstanding artist and instructor. Classes include topics such as colour theory, composition, life drawing, and outdoor painting.
Doug believes that only when all of our technical skill meets all of our creativity, will we truly make art. If we do our job well, the painter and the viewer will be two moments of a single reality."