John Svenson has lived and painted in Southeast Alaska for more than two decades. As a mountain guide and climber, Svenson is known for his unique translation of the mountain image through watercolor. Because he views his climbing adventures as data collecting processes, these excursions are essential to the development of his artistic expression. Having summitted Mt. McKinley 12 times as a guide, Svenson has been focusing on more remote and obscure settings.These climbing and painting adventures have led Svenson to Africa, South America, Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia and Russia. Svenson’s watercolors have been shown at the Kyocera Peaks Contax Salon in Tokyo and the Mona Lisa Gallery in Sapporo.