Welcome to the website of Ronald Swanwick

Fine Artist and Photographer

Ronald SwanwickI have been a professional artist for over forty years and in that time I have drawn and painted almost anything you can imagine. I have illustrated books and undertaken dozens of murals; one was over a thousand square feet. I have completed hundreds of commissions of birds, animals, battleships, portraits, vintage cars, land and seascapes and still enjoy the challenge of a new commission or trying something completely different. I am retired now and so I don’t travel around the country doing shows and I have stopped teaching. I have taken an interest in persuing an idea I have had buzzing round in my head for a good few years now and that is abstract paintings drawn for the natural environment. These ‘Natural Abstracts’ are my latest creative efforts which I hope to be exhibiting in galleries around the country during the next few years.


In the galleries you will find just a small representation of the dozens of paintings and drawings I have in stock. If you are interested in buying one of my pieces or commissioning something special then please get in touch by email or phone and we can chat about what you are looking for. There is never any obligation and you will always get a price up front. Click on a gallery below or use the menu at the top of the page.

Art Talks and Demos

I am always interested in giving talks and practical demonstrations to any groups, art or otherwise. I have illustrated talks on art history and art appreciation in general or on specific artists. Contact me and we can talk about what will go down well with your group. The cost is £150 plus travel.


Bird photography is a fairly recent interest of mine. I have watched birds from a very young age and have always had a pair of binoculars to hand. However, in recent years I have taken a real interest in getting as good a shot as I can.

Bird club illustrated talks

I can offer a two-hour presentation on the birds of Nicaragua, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Kerala, and The Falklands.

Contact Me

Tel: 07855966564 or 01453 511790
I am based in Gloucestershire.