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 expose 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.
Oil paintings by Scott Switzer have been shown widely in regional and national exhibition since 1989. His work is included in numerous Oiate and corporate collections.
Switzer’s “Torah Series”, an imaginative evocation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, in an epic series of fifty-four paintings, and 16 additional large scale canvases, “Related”, were selected in 2014 for inclusion in a national museum placement program and have been the subject of several one person exhibitions.
Switzer has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Chase Family Gallery, Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT; Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA; Teilbaum Center for the Arts, Addison-Penzak JCC of Silcon Valley, Los Gatos, CA; Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Gallery at Shoal Creek, Austin; Turner Gallery, Denver; Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson Hole, WY; and Artique Gallery, Anchorage, AK. His group exhibitions include Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR; Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT; and Chaparral Fine Art, Bozeman, MT.