A native of Illinois, Holly Newton Swift is a painter whose work represents the search for the connections between the natural elements and the experience of place.
Relocating several times throughout the U.S., she finally moved to Minnesota with her husband, Bill, where she has found two locations on Lake Superior’s North Shore that she has painted for over 15 years. These remote and pristine locations have been powerful influences in her work. Holly received her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and has 25 years of teaching experience in drawing and painting. Holly’s work is included in private and public collections, and she has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the region. A recipient of two artist residencies, she is also one of four artists featured in Kristin Lowe’s film, “Painting the Place Between.”