Livingston artist featured in Big Timber show

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Photo courtesy of Two Rivers Art Gallery

Shown is one of the paintings in the Two Rivers Art Gallery May show, “Livingston Rail Yard, Looking S.E.,” oil on canvas, by Livingston artist David Swanson.

Two Rivers Art Gallery in Big Timber is featuring Livingston artist David Swanson for its current May show.

Swanson’s “The Long Way, New and Recent Paintings” runs through June 2 at Two Rivers Gallery, 226 McLeod St.

Swanson is a contemporary painter whose skillful depictions of the American West have earned him notable recognition, a Two Rivers news release said.

“With evocative strength, he captures images of the changing West whether it be abandoned grain elevators, railroad hotels or old ranch buildings and towns,” the release said. “Swanson’s work has been compared to Edward Hopper. Viewing Swanson’s art, one feels his response to the landscape through his painting.”

Educated at The Art Institute of Chicago, David Swanson makes mundane subjects interesting. There is evidence of his architectural background in his work. Traveling Route 66 as a child, and later, being on the road as a singer/guitarist in the 1980s Los Angeles-based band, The Pop, are influences evident in Swanson’s work.

Two Rivers Art Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Saturday hours are subject to change), or by appointment.

For more information, call Mary Grace, gallery director, at (406) 932-4009 ore email her at

For appointments, text (310) 963-5307.