Artists > Michael Swearngin

Michael Swearngin’s work has been featured in multiple museums including the Pearce Museum, Corsicana, Texas, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York, The Phippen Museum Art of the American West, Prescott, Arizona, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, and The Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, Texas.

Michael Swearngin's interest in the American Cowboy began at a young age. Michael was born in Olathe, Kansas in 1959, and in his youth his grandfather taught him the heritage of the cattleman and rancher. Michael's family moved overseas for six years where his father and mother traveled throughout Europe. There his interest in painting began. Moving to San Antonio, Texas in 1973, Michael began his art career. Spending sixteen years there influenced him to develop the rich colors and textures in his contemporary style of painting.

Artist’s Statement
“Driven by design, I use simple shapes to establish a strong composition on the canvas. I then work the under-painting with dramatic color and texture for high visual impact. It is through my art form that I intuitively paint to express the worn rugged spirit of the American West in my contemporary style. Every painting is an exploration of these experiences and my objective is to share them with the viewer."

"Jumping Jack Steer IV"
Mixed Acrylic
60 x 60
"Their Pastures be for Their Cattle"
Acrylic Mixed Media
60" x 72"
"The Bold One"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas
30" x 30"
"Commune Abstract II"
Mixed Media Acrylic
40" x 40"
"Commune Abstract IV"
Mixed Media Acrylic
40" x 40"
"Bison-Stars-Stripes II"
Mixed Media Acrylic
20" x 20"
Bison Trilogy
Mixed Media Acrylic
40" x 40"
"Made in the USA"
Mixed Media Acrylic
20" x 20"
"Ropers Under a Full Moon"
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
"Roans, Ravens, Dust and Sage"
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
"Unspoken Love," Museum Collection
Acrylic on Canvas
57" x 57"
"Red Rider Waltz"
Mixed Media
2014
"Red Rider Roper"
Mixed Media Acrylic
2014
"Lone Star Cattleman lll"
Mixed Media Acrylic
36" x 36"
2014
"Lone Star Cattleman I"
Mixed Media Acrylic
36" x 36"
2014
"It was a Cold Day"
Acrylic
60" x 48"
2014
"Buckaroo Roper II"
Acrylic Mixed Media
54" x 70"
2014
"Kline Cowboy ll"
Acrylic Mixed Media
54" x 54"
2014
"American Cowgirl lll"
Acrylic Mixed Media
16" x 16"
2013
"American Cowgirl ll"
Mixed Media Acrylic
16" x 16"
2013
"American Cowgirl l"
Acrylic Mixed Media
16" x 16"
2013
"Zest," Museum Collection
Acrylic Mixed Media
36" x 72"
2013
"Texas Royalty"
Acrylic Mixed Media
36" x 36"
2012
"Wait'n on His Return"
Mixed Media
36" x 36"
2012
"Red Sky Pinto," Museum Collection
Acrylic Mixed Media
30" x 30"
2012
"Riding High in the Saddle"
Acrylic Mixed Media
88" x 60"
2012
"Retro Rider"
Mixed
60" x 20"
2010
"Abstract Steer I"
Acrylic Mixed Media
60" x 48"
2010
"Born and Raised"
Mixed Medium
72" x 60"
2010
"Ranger"
Acrylic Mixed Media
30" x 30"
2010
"Rancher"
Acrylic Mixed Media
30" x 30"
2010
"Skies Sent Out a Sound"
Acrylic Mixed Media
60" x 48"
2009
"Trick Rope"
Acrylic Mixed Media
24" x 24"
"Emerge"
Acrylic Mixed Media
24" x 24"
"Branded American Cowboy"
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 60"
2008
"Ranch Rider Violet"
Oil Mixed Media
20" x 20"
2008
"Ranch Rider Orange"
Oil Mixed Media
20" x 20"
2008
"Ranch Rider Green"
Oil Mixed Media
20" x 20"
2008
"Black Moon Trailblazer"
Acrylic Mixed Media
30" x 40"
2008