David Swantner, Bluebonnets, oil on board, 18 x 24", frame: 24 x 30"
David Swantner was raised on the Gulf Coast in South Texas. He began drawing at age 4 and painting at 8. His younger years were filled with fishing and hunting in the beauty and wonder of Padre Island, the South Texas brush country and the Texas Hill Country. While at Rice University he drew in pen and ink, charcoal and graphite for 4 years. He was a self taught artist until he met Dalhart and Michael Windberg at the Windberg Art Center in Georgetown, TX. 5 years of intensely studying the master's painting principles gave him the studio training to accomplish these works of art. He is always learning and progressing. This past year has rewarded him with higher market prices. His home and studio is in Austin, Texas.