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The 2016 Windows to the West Art Show and Sale convenes more than 50 of the country's top contemporary Western heritage artists in one of the most beautiful mountain settings in America at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The three-day sale and exhibition in Estes Park, Colorado, June 3-5, showcases more than 200 new pieces of art, with rich opportunities to meet the artists and discuss their unique depictions of Western landscapes, wildlife and traditional Western American life.  Windows to the West is a charitable benefit event sponsored by the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation.

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Michael Swearngin

Michael Swearngin

Michael Swearngin’s interest in the American Cowboy began at a young age. Michael was born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1959, and in his youth his grandfather taught him the heritage of the cattleman and rancher. Michael’s family moved overseas for six years where his father and mother traveled throughout Europe. There his interest in painting began.

Michael began his art career after moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 1973. Spending sixteen years there influenced him to develop the rich colors and textures in his contemporary style of painting. Michael now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Combining his interest in contemporary art with the fading heritage of the American Cowboy, he expresses these experiences to others through his art. Michael’s fluid acrylic paintings create unique imagery inspired by the rugged spirit so vividly seen in the west.

Michael gives thanks to God for his many gifts and faith; to the cowboys, friends and family -- especially his grandfather Lowell and father Charles Swearngin. They have supported his art career and taught him to keep the heritage of the West alive through his contemporary cowboy paintings.