"Deliverance" is an original acrylic painting by contemporary Virginia artist, Carolyn Lloyd Swain. Ms. Swain's creations are hand carved low relief pieces, either from solid wood or sometimes she uses old wooden cigar boxes, then she masterfully paints these using acrylic paints.
Here she has created a scene with seraphim from the Holy Bible, giving incredible detail to each item in the painting. The art measures 21" x 17 3/4" and is in excellent condition. She has attached decorative 10 ½" wooden dowels to the sides and top of the painting for accentuation. It is signed and dated in the lower left; she has also titled it in Hebrew "To Deliver" on the lower left. This painting is her interpretation of Isaiah 6: 1-9.
She has also hand written the text from the King James Version of the Holy Bible; Isaiah Chapter 6: 1-9, on the back for reference. It took Ms. Swain two years to complete this piece.
Bio: Carolyn Lloyd Swain, a self taught artist, has been practicing art in various mediums since her childhood. Her work is known for minute detail and naive style. Her inspiration derives from music, literature, architecture, childhood memories and the busy, nimble fingers of her mother and grandmother. In the 1980's and early '90s while raising her children, Carolyn enjoyed success, professionally, painting in a traditional style, working with found objects and developing her carving technique. Some of her earlier works were featured in Country Living Magazine and Early American Life Magazine. Her painting, "Port of Yorktown" was selected to commemorate the Yorktown Tercentenary Celebration as a poster in 1991. Her artwork is displayed in many noted collections, from that of President and Mrs. Clinton and Phyllis George to the White House Christmas Collection, held by the Smithsonian Institution. Several of her larger paintings are owned and displayed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Carolyn's recent work has taken an imaginative turn, using bold, bright colors on low relief carvings. Her piece "Heaven Bound" was pictured in the December 1999 issue of Smithsonian Magazine as part of a collection of space art.
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