Holly Newton Swift’s work is found in both private and public collections which includes Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bemidji, Minnesota, Saint Paul Ramsey Women’s Clinic, Macalester College, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingrim Texas, and Izumi City Hall, Izumi Japan, Bloomington’s Sister City. She has been a recipient of the National Park Artist in Residency at Voyageur National Park, Hill Country Art Foundation in Ingrim, Texas and Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota.
A Native of Illinois, Holly received her Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. She has 25 years of teaching experience in Drawing, Painting and Design. She began her teaching career in Beaumont Texas at Lamar University, and Gallery Director at North Harris College in Houston. She has taught at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Hamline University here in Minnesota. She has been a visiting artist at various schools in the community offering workshops in painting and drawing in the landscape and most recently an interdisciplinary workshop with Linda Gammell, a photographer, and Robert Bergad a Botonist introducing the creative process through sketchbooks and visual journals.