We all dream of a summer’s night spent gazing at the stars without a care in the world, other than enjoying time with friends and family. Perhaps a bonfire toasting marshmallows, fishing by the pond or long hikes in the woods. Maybe you remember evenings like this as a child, vacationing with family or a weekend getaway with a loved one. Or maybe you’re planning for such lakeside or beach escape travels this coming season. However you appreciate this moment of summer bliss, you will be delighted to see how beautifully artist Fred Swan captures this moment in time in our new Summer Gold Print, seen here to the left.
You can almost hear the crickets beginning to chirp as the sun sets in the distance and the stars come out this summer night. Artist Fred Swan shows us a charming, pond side stone farmhouse. Beautiful reflections are seen in the water, where two yellow labs appear to be having a conversation. All is aglow inside as its occupants get ready for a peaceful night of star gazing in their yellow Adirondack chairs. Reconnect with nature and feel as though you’re actually at your very own pond side retreat. Summer Gold is a giclee print with a texturized finish. Set in a distressed wood look frame and ready for a wall in your home today. In part of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s current Summer Sale, this framed print is now available for $10 off the original retail price, as it is proudly made right here in the USA. (Be sure to click the link to this painting and get a closer look at the breathtaking details, with our new zoom feature).
About the Artist: Working exclusively in acrylic paints, Fred Swan’s meticulous attention to detail is supported by a very patient hand. Some of his original paintings can take an average of 500 hours to produce. The length of time to create these works of art forces him to consistently limit the number made of each publication; this is to ensure he has time to work on new paintings. Mr. Swan exposes rural country life so well because he truly has a passion for it.
The Vermont artist has been featured in a variety of publications, such as Yankee Magazine and Vermont Life Magazine. Fred Swan has become known as an accomplished landscape artist and an artist who has as many say, an “immediately recognizable style.” He draws inspiration from the rustic beauty that surrounds him on a daily basis. Currently, his work is displayed in numerous private and corporate collections, like Johnson and Johnson, the estate of Malcolm Forbes and the Vermont Council of the Arts. Many of his paintings have been adapted for calendars and jig-saw puzzles.
~Thank you Fred, for sharing your talents with Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!