Anselmo’s inspiration for this series is derived from walks around Vancouver neighbourhoods in the twilight hours. There, he observed Houses, lit at the front door and from the interiors, contrasting with the darkening silhouettes of the surrounding trees and evening sky. The sky and cumulus clouds in his drawings and oil paintings symbolize peace and order. The trees exemplify life and they encircle the house, almost becoming part of it. The house, lit from inside and at the entrance, represents a bastion of protection, safety and belonging in the coming night. Home was also an opportunity for him to move away from his hyper-realistic oil paintings of the past and transition into a freer, more painterly method of representational art.

Anselmo Swan’s CV

Anselmo Swan Home No1

Home No. 1  2018
Oil on canvas  50″ x 33″
$8,500.00

 

Anselmo Swan Home No2

Home No. 2  2018
Oil on canvas  50″ x 33″
$8,500.00

 

Anselmo Swan Home No3

Home No. 3  2019
Oil on canvas  50″ x 33″
$8,500.00

 

Anselmo Swan Home No4

Home No. 4  2019
Oil on canvas  37″ x 25″
$6,000.00

 

Anselmo Swan Home No5

Home No. 5  2019
Oil on canvas  37″ x 25″
$6,000.00

 

Anselmo Swan Home No6

Home No. 6  2019
Oil on canvas  50″ x 33″
$8,500.00

 

Anselmo Swan Evening No1

Evening No. 1  2017
Graphite and white conte on paper  15″ x 11″
$1,500.00

 

Anselmo Swan Night

Night  2017
Graphite and white conte on paper  15″ x 11″
$1,500.00

 

Anselmo Swan Coffee Package No3

Coffee Package No. 3  2018
Graphite and white conte on paper  15″ x 22″
$2,600.00

 

Anselmo Swan Coffee Package No4

Coffee Package No. 4  2018
Graphite and white conte on paper  15″ x 22″
$2,600.00

 

Anselmo Swan Hostess Cupcake No2

Hostess Cupcake No.2  2013
Oil on canvas  30″ x 38″
$7,000.00 (framed)