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  • my name is Swann


    I’m an abstract painter.

    I’m influenced by the colors and energy of my life and the life around me; the nature, my family, my life of travels and the humans I meet, the countries I lived in and the ones I’ve visited… whether a source of laughs or tears, I try to absorb and depict them whole.

    I seek to create abstract paintings as an exercise of letting go; letting go the flow of my emotions and the viewer’s emotions; to the point where you don’t exactly know how to express what you’re looking at, but you deeply feel it in your soul.

    As the viewer, I want you to feel that raw emotion, that energy and how it interacts with everything around us. My paintings don't have to necessarily be something you already know or are able to figure. Don't think too much and don't try to intellectualize art too much. The raw is what it is about. No superfluous qualifiers, just a true emotion. This is the beauty of the abstract when the viewer explores in the painting what the artist has defined. That's how I would like the viewer to see my paintings.

    Be spontaneous!


    Born in France and raised in multiple countries of Africa, art has always been part of Swann’s education, scouring the museums all over the world with her parents. That’s really when she was a student in France that she began to paint for herself. Using big advertising cardboards found on the sidewalks, she was an adept of mixed media.

    She lived a few years in France and England and a long time in what she considers her home, Montreal (Canada). She decided a few years ago to move to the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

    Swann is graduated in History, Sociology, and Marketing

    Painting is what defines her. Swann paints in an abstract style, in acrylics, using multiple layers to enhance the texture or manipulating the stunning effects of the resin.

    Swann is currently living in Northern California.

    In 2019, she painted one of the San Francisco Hearts, true landmarks of the city, commissioned by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, and purchased by Genentech. The Heart sculpture was publicly exhibited at Union Square, San Francisco, CA.


    Member of The City Art Gallery, The Artists Guild of San Francisco, Artspan in San Francisco, CA. Member of Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, CA and of the ICB in Sausalito, CA.

    All the paintings are for sale. Commissions welcomed.

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  • meet me

    480 Gate 5 Road #304, Sausalito, CA, 94965
    Open by Appointment
  • selected exhibitions

    Where you can find me those days

    My Heart sculpture in Union Square!

    Publicly exhibited

    Downtown San Francisco, CA, in the heart of the city, one of my artwork, and my first big sculpture has become a landmark of the city.

    Open Studios

    05/04 & 05/05 - 05/11 & 05/12

    ICB -Studio 305 - 480 Gate 5 Road - Sausalito, CA

    Trio Exhibition

    March 17th - June 23rd, 2019

    Town's End Restaurant, 2 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA

    Group Exhibition - City Art Gallery

    January 30th - February 24th

    828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    Group Exhibition - Wild Things

    February 8, 9 & 10, 2019

    A pop-up exhibition of collective artists curated by Jen Tough​

    1599 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA​

    Group Exhibition - City Art Gallery

    December 5th - January 27th

    828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    Group Exhibition - City Art Gallery

    October 31st - November 25th

    828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA


    Group Exhibition

    September 5th - December 4th, 2018

    Mission Bowling Club, 316 17th Street, San Francisco, CA

    Group Exhibition

    September 2nd - November 18th, 2018

    Town's End Restaurant, 2 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA

    Artspan Open Studios - Weekend 4

    November 3rd - 4th, 2018 - 11 am to 6 pm

    Upper Fort Mason, General's Residence, 1 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 

    Artspan Open Studios - Weekend 1

    October 13th - 14th, 2018 - 11 am to 6 pm

    The Journal Building, 1540 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Duo Exhibition

    September 14th - October 6th, 2018

    Traces, Art Works Downtown, 1325, Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA

    Solo Exhibition

    July 17th - August 12th, 2018

    Embarcadero Center Buildings, 254 Front Street & 275 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA

    Group Exhibition
    July 6th, 2018 - 6 - 9 PM

    kids art & Art Attack, San Francisco, CA

    Solo Exhibition

    May 1st - June 30th, 2018

    Marin Jewelers Guild, 1331, 4th Street, San Rafael, CA

    Group Exhibition - Color Emotion Exhibit

    January 12 - February 23, 2018

    Art Works Downtown Gallery, San Rafael, CA

    Pop-Up Gallery

    December 8, 2017

    San Francisco, CA


    December 2, 2017

    French Winter Fair, Sausalito, CA

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