Ken SwansonThe Artist

I seem to have always been interested in printmaking. As a kid, while the other boys were collecting coins, I had a decent sample of world paper money. I liked the way it looked and felt even though I had no real idea how it was made. Later I discovered fine art printmaking and started collecting it. My particular interests were the woodcut, linocut, and wood engraving…about any form of relief print. Having also been a whittler as a boy it seemed a natural step for me to try carving and printing. Using my collection as my teacher, I eventually learned enough to begin showing and selling my linoleum block prints. I have shown at hundreds of exhibits and art fairs across the country, won many awards, and have made my living with my prints for several years.

The Work

My images touch on a wide variety of subjects. Today I might be inspired by a flyswatter or nightlight, tomorrow might bring thoughts of relationships or social observations. In each case I carve and print with the same enthusiasm. I learn a great deal about myself in making art and even more when talking to others about it. Although I choose my subjects for personal reasons, they are also intended to cause the viewer to recall his own memories and extract his own meanings. Most of my work is untitled for that reason.

The Details

  • My prints are hand made by me alone and are not reproductions.
  • They are made in very limited editions. Therefore appearance on this site does not guarantee availability.
  • Because I mix most of the colors for painting my prints, the colors of the finished print may vary from the image pictured here.
  • The prices listed on this site are for matted and wrapped work only. Under the category “Prints with Blocks” the price is for matted and framed work.
  • Any information on this site, and my stores linked to this site, is subject to change without notice.

Ordering and Payment

  • As payment I accept personal checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and PayPal.
  • Work shipped to Wisconsin residents is subject to 5.1% sales tax.
  • Prints are shipped USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise requested. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. Estimates of shipping costs will be given with ordering inquiry.
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