Liz Lemon Swindle began her career studying with renowned artist, Nancy Glazier, and quickly established her own impressive reputation as a wildlife painter. In 1988, Liz received the coveted Founder’s Favorite Award from the National Arts for Parks competition for her painting of three boys leaning out the window of the family car.
“I had always wanted to paint what I knew, and as a young mother children were my world. When I switched from painting wildlife to painting children (although some days I wasn’t sure they were that different) I felt like I was starting all over.”
By the early 1990’s, Liz was again enjoying success as collectors took notice of her new works. She said, “It seemed like every time I started to feel comfortable the Lord had different plans for me.”
Liz again switched subjects, this time from painting children to the subject for which she is best known – her images of faith.
Liz’s paintings have been featured in countless publications and used by some of the most recognized institutions in the world including the Smithsonian Institute, National Geographic, and the White House.
“The Lord has a plan for our lives even if we don’t always recognize it. What I thought were dead ends and failures were actually stepping-stones, each one lifting me closer to God.”
Liz and her husband are the parents of five children and fifteen grandchildren.