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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.
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.
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. The Heart will be shown at the Pier 48 event on Feb, 13th.
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.
Where you can find me those days
A pop-up exhibition of collective artists curated by Jen Tough.
On view: February 8, 9 & 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Feb 9 from 5-7 pm
1599 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA
City Art Gallery
Opening Reception: 02/01 from 7-9 pm
On view: 01/30 -02/24
828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s Hearts
San Francisco, CA
It is SOLD!
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.
It is now SOLD and will be shown at the Pier 48 event on Feb, 13th. You can purchase tickets and have more info on the event here.
Pic by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.
September 5th - December 4th
Mission Bowling Club, 316 17th Street, San Francisco, CA
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
September 14th - October 6th, 2018
Traces, Art Works Downtown, 1325, Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
July 17th - August 12th, 2018
Embarcadero Center Buildings, 254 Front Street & 275 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
July 6th, 2018 - 6 - 9 PM
kids art & Art Attack, San Francisco, CA
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
December 8, 2017
San Francisco, CA
December 2, 2017
French Winter Fair, Sausalito, CA