Fred Swan lives and works in Vermont, just a couple hour's drive over the border from White Mountain Puzzles. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and developed his painting style while teaching high school mathematics, retiring in 2000. Fred is a self-taught artist known for his comforting landscapes of the New England countryside. He won the 1979 Saturday Evening Post cover contest and his art is featured in several famous collections including those of Johnson & Johnson, Malcolm Forbes, and the Vermont Council on the Arts. His paintings have also been featured in Yankee Magazine and Vermont Life Magazine.