In Plein Sight
August 9th – September 14th
1214 W. 6th St. Suite 105
Austin, TX 78703
When he’s not down in Dripping Springs distilling single-malt whiskey with his wife, Nick Swift takes his kayak deep into the nooks and crannies of Austin’s waterways to paint ‘en plein air’ watercolor landscapes. Often landscapes tend to be very still, providing a sense of calm to the viewer.
Nick’s landscapes stray from the norm and are full of movement and vitality. His brushwork, humming with energy, report the frenetic passing of water and the breeze in the trees. He uses watercolor like oil paint. Thick sculptural impasto layers applied ‘alla prima’ style defy the conventions of the watercolor medium. These paintings are a true artistic snapshot of his adventures, and they share that moment of discovery with you.