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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.

    Having graduated in History, Sociology, and Communications Marketing, Swann made her professional career as a digital marketer.

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

    Swann is currently living in Northern California.


    Her design inspired by her painting "Batik", has been selected as one of the hearts for the SF Heroes & Heart project by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for 2019.

    Member of The City Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

    Member of The Artists Guild of San Francisco, CA.

    Member of Artspan in San Francisco, CA.

    Member of Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, CA.

    All the paintings are for sale.
    Commissions welcomed! I would be happy to create a painting especially for you.

  • selected exhibitions

    Where you can find me those days

    Group Exhibition

    City Art Gallery

    On view: 12/07 -01/30

    828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s Hearts

    San Francisco, CA

    It's done!

    My design, inspired by my painting "Batik" has been selected as one of the hearts for the SF Heroes & Heart project by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation for 2019.

    You can follow my journey of working on this massive and iconic project on my Facebook and Instagram!

    Group Exhibition

    September 5th - December 4th

    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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