Swell Art

As a family we like to spend time in southern Utah, one my most favorite places is the San Rafael Swell, hence the name Swell Art.

The San Rafael Swell is a large geologic feature located in south-central Utah, about 30 miles west of Green River, Utah. The San Rafael Swell, approximately 75 miles by 40 miles, consists of a giant dome-shaped anticline of sandstone, shale, and limestone that was pushed up during the Paleocene era, 60-40 million years ago.

Temple Mountain, San Rafael Swell Desert

Temple Mountain, San Rafael Swell Desert

Evidence of Native American cultures, including the Fremont, Paiute, and Ute, is common throughout the San Rafael Swell in the form of pictograph and petroglyph panels. An example is the Buckhorn Draw Pictograph Panel, with rock art left by the Barrier Canyon Culture and the Fremont Culture.My rock art is inspired by Barrier style Indian drawings seen in the San Rafael Swell and surrounding areas including Moab, Utah. I love to “do” Kokopelli, they are just plain fun!

Kokopelli Rock Art

Kokopelli Rock Art

And I just added Jeeps to the collection, using the inspiration from photos I’ve taken during our families 4×4 adventures. My art is hand etched, painted or has a photograph (taken by me) on original sandstone hand gathered in the San Raphael Swell Desert.

Jeep Rock Art

Jeep Rock Art

My rock art can be seen throughout the year at Art Fairs and Gardeners Markets; you can check the news and events page for more info.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my pieces, please contact me and I will send you pictures of my current inventory.