Image size: 15" x 22"
Traditionally I give my climbing teams the best days of their lives, the kind of days that I wish I had gotten. Coastal spires & ice fields are literally across the street from our studio's.
About the Artist: John Svenson
They say a photo is worth 1,000 words. My life of art and adventure has been and still is, a wild ride.
In both fields, memorable projects and great relationships have developed over the years.
Alaska is home and the outer fringes of human habitation, my palette.
Mountain Guide Lee Harrell was my mentor. He stressed safety first and could be ruthless if our minds strayed from the fact, death, or worse, could come because of a brainless movie. I am alive today because of his patience, which I've since learned, is essential when guiding.
And then there was my introduction to the art world, long, long before coherency. I'm here with my father in his studio, he was already a very accomplished and successful sculptor. During these young years, I was already leaning towards flat art, painting was more "mobile".