I am a minimalist painter and photographer. ALXSw is my tradename. 
 I am a freelance creative  engaging in graphics/information design. I studied fine art and science at several universities, completing a Master's in Visual Communications.


Awards include: Digital Exhibit, NYC, August 2013, Kallicott International Photography Exhibit, SFran, CA, August/Sept 2013 ( ), 3rd place award; Carmel Art and Film Festival, CA (2009 People's Choice, Participant in 2010), Nominee for BW Spider Award (years 2011, 2012) for architectural and still life photography. My photography was featured in the 2010 Spring edition of ARTWORKS magazine.


I was honored to receive a President's Award at the 2009 Biennale de'l Arte Contemponarea, Florence, Italy, 2009. One of 21 artists of over 800 participants.  Previous exhibits include participation in: NYC with E32, Linda Griggs, Curator; Gallery Aferro in NJ, Emma Cox, Curator, and Exhibitions West, Coos Bay OR; as well as, numerous 'gorilla' art events.

P R O F E S S I O N A L  P U B L I C A T I O N S   &   P R O J E C T S
2012 Hunting photo from my thesis reportage published in AZ Wildviews magazine
2008 Textbook cover for "Waiting for the Outs", NAU
2008 Umpqua NF: Synopsis of The Rattle Fire  
2007 Textbook cover for Second Edition: Exploring Differences, NAU
2006 Photo published in Crime, Media, and Culture, Fall issue, UK
2005 Nonfiction short in The Strange Fruit, Seattle, June 2005
2005 River Postcard series for Lewis and Clark Festivities, MT
2004 Brochure layout for AZ Game and Fish
2001 Photo essay on Martial Arts, York U, Toronto, Les Cashiers de la Femme
2000 First Place Award for Photo Essay, NAU Graduate Exposition
1999 Book Cover for Exploring Differences, First Edition
1994 Mile High Poetry Society publication "Aganippe" (poetry

DAILY MOTION VIDEOS: Pardon some of the 'other' videos. Mine are artful and appropriate.

If you are interested in a commission or have an inquiry, please contact me.      Select paintings and shodo are available for purchase at Saatchi :  At Fine Art America my designs from my nature photography and digital zen calligraphy are available as decor items, t-shirts, tote bags, cups, wall art.

Thank you for your interest. Please stay safe and well.

Art is Home, as always.
ALXSw 30 March, 2020

Image-grid: row 1 : Wave, Antlers, President's Award/Biennelle, Firenze, IT     row2: Invisible, My Private Oregon, Nests     row3: Nuances, Southside, XM      row4: Bridge (Columbia Gorge, US), Five, President's Award / Biennelle de'l Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, IT     row5: 5circles, Cool Coming Soon (Isla de las Mujeres), Spring Planting     row6: Not the Pyramids, Jamie's Sexy Ankle, Fire Plumes     row7: Landscape 1, Stork, Zeke&Bill for Wildlife Views Magazine, AZ     row8: Turning, Aubergine Study, Cadmium Study (section), Archangel Eternum     row9: sparrow, horses in drought (TX), False Prophets, Angels &Martyrs, ALXSw:Raven's Looking at U, Kid.

all images & content: copyright 2019, December 26. all rights reserved by ALXSw.