Combining spontaneous intuition, abstraction, and symbolism, my paintings capture the essence of nature and how I identify with my subjects. I fall into the land dreaming rather than wanting to conquer it.
I create images suggesting who we really are and about the emotions we contain within. At times, my work exposes nakedness-- rather than covering it up. My paintings can be like a mirror and change their meaning according to who is viewing them.
Some paintings are about my daily musings and encounters; others are about ancient stories with personal symbolism thrown in. I capture cosmic feelings which are not always rational. Although much of what I paint is about inner landscapes, I also paint natural beauty that inspires me as well.
The paintings of award-winning artist Scott Switzer have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States, including the Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, NM; the Turner Gallery and Patrons Gallery in Denver, CO; the Chase Family Gallery, the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT; the Trailside Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ; the Sea Lyon Gallery in Homer, AK, the Teilbaum Center for the Arts in Los Gatos, CA; the Dana Gallery in Missoula, MT; and the Shoal Gallery in Austin, TX. In addition, his work is in public and corporate collections, including those of the Rimrock Foundation in Billings, MT; First Interstate Bank in Missoula, MT; ODS Health in Portland, OR and Anchorage, AK; and Peace Health Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA.