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.


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Neil September 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’ve seen several of your works of art at Deseret Book and love the way that you portray the Savior.

I’m not sure how you get inspiration for your works of art, but I have been looking for just the right painting or print of Christ for my office at work. I work for a hospice company. We care primarily for the elderly, providing end of life care. Some of our patients are a little younger as well. As I’ve thought about it, I thought it would me nice to have a picture of Christ with an elderly or older person in some fashion. The theme that comes to mind is, “Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant”, or another is that those who are now elderly have been referred to as the greatest generation.

Should you consider painting something along this line, I would be very interested.

Thank you,


Van Walton March 23, 2013 at 1:56 am

I would like to use your pictures in my blog and on facebook. Do you give permission to copy your art?


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