I am a minimalist painter, photographer, writer. ALXSw is my tradename.  I studied fine art and science at several universities, completing a Master's in Visual Communications. Art has always been home, one form or another.


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. I'm listed in the W's (west) at:

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.


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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.

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.


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. If you are interested in a commission or have an inquiry,  please contact me:

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

Art is Home, as always.

23 August, 2020 update

Image-grid: row 1: President's Award / Biennelle de'l Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, IT / Wave;  row 2: Antlers, Invisible, My Private Oregon; row 3: Nests, Visual Pun, XM; row 4: Five, 5Circles, Stork; row 5: Landscape 1, Not the Pyramids, Spring Planting; row 6: Fire Plumes, Turning, Cadmium Study; row 7: False Prophets, Archangel Eternum,Martyrs & Angels ; row 8: Bridge, Cool Coming  Soon, Southside,  row 8: Sparrow, Zeke & Bill, Jamie's Sexy Ankle; row 9; Horses in drought (TX),  ALXSw's :Raven Looking at Ukid

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