Yvette has had over 35 solo and group exhibitions with galleries throughout Australia. All her creative avenues – painting, photography, film and now writing – have been part of Yvette opening her awareness around who we are as energetic beings having an experience in a physical world.
"A work of art captures a moment and that moment is always present through the form of paint on a canvas, charcoal on paper, bronze in a sculpture, or the still image of a photograph. Whatever the form, an artist is being present to bring through an essence of who they are. This essence is what connects all of life as we are this one life. We are from the one source energy.
Source energy comes into this world and is of a higher vibration than mind energy. There is less density and more expansion. Creating works of art from this space allows our oneness of life to be felt.
We view these artworks and are touched by them in some way. Sometimes it is beyond their form and what can be understood. All we know is that we can feel something peaceful, joyful, beautiful and true. A feeling that touches our heart. We know this energy as it is who we are.
When present we open to the essence of life – whether that is being with a flower, being with an animal, being with another human being, or being with a work of art. Creating from presence allows life to come into this world. It is something from the essence of all and for the essence of all.
Please enjoy my paintings. They are named “abstract landscapes” and are created by an “artist” but beyond the names and look they are from the oneness of all."
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, UNSW, COFA, Sydney, Australia
1988 HSC, Sydney, Australia
2017 Honorable Mention Award, competition for Art Expo New York, Circle Foundation for the Arts, France
2017 30x30cm Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia
2015/2016 The Designer Boys, 2016 Catalogue, Australia
2014 *BE WHO YOU ARE, Noosa, Queensland
2013 The Beauty Within, Book & Art Launch, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia
2013 The Beauty Within, Book & Art Launch, Hearts & Minds Art, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
2012 Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2012 Libby Edwards Galleries, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia
2012 FOCUS ON ABSTRACTION, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia
2011 * ONE, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
2010 * SONG OF THE PHOENIX, Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2009 * THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
2008 * THE MENAGERIE, Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
2008 * FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR, Maree Mizon Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia
2007 * LOST HORIZONS, Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia
2007 * PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES, Maree Mizon Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia
2006 MOVING ON UP, Lorraine Pilgrim Art Dealer, Brisbane, Australia
2006 Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia
2006 FOREVER YOUNG, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, Australia
2006 Lorraine Pilgrim Art Dealer, Brisbane, Australia
2005 Gallery Philip Neville, Darwin, Australia
2005 Axia Modern Art, Sydney, Australia
2005 * UNFINISHED JOURNEY’S, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004 FLEURIEU PENINSULA BIENNALE, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
2004 Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia
2004 * A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia
2004 * THE ODYSSEY, Art Galleries Schubert, Main Beach, Queensland, Australia
2003 LIQUID GOLD, Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne
2003 TREASURES, Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne
2003 THE 2003 METRO 5 ART PRIZE EXHIBITION, Armadale, Melbourne
2002 Art Galleries Schubert, Main Beach, Queensland
2002 * A DAY IN THE LIFE, Michael Carr Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia
2002 WYNNE LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2002 Maree Mizon Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2002 PUSHING ABSTRACTION, Stella Downer Fine Art, Waterloo, Sydney
2000 Glenmore Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
2000 * DESIGN INTUITION MEANING, Astro Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, Australia
1999 Group Exhibition, Tin Sheds, Chippendale, Sydney
1998 AQUISITIVE AWARD, Finalist Exhibition, Raw Nerve Gallery, Erskineville, Sydney
1997/ 1996 Photographic Exhibition, Cauldron, Darlinghurst, Sydney
1992 Graduating Film Exhibition, Chauvel Cinema, Paddington, Sydney
Ken McGregor, Unfinished Journey, Macmillan Art Publishing. A book of a group of Australian artists’ travels around the world includes John Olsen and Tim Storrier. Yvette’s work is from her travels to New York. 2006, Australia
Lino Magazine, 1st Anniversary, Issue No. 5, 2004, Sydney, Australia
Chris Baynes, “Spiritual Sisters, Louise and Yvette Swan”, Sydney Leading Homes, Feb 28, 2004 Australia
Heidi Mayer, “Homage to Creativity”, The Courier-Mail, February 6, 2004, Queensland, Australia
Brian Mossop, “Swan Stretching Boundaries”, The Gold Coast Bulletin, January 31, 2004, Australia
Jacqueline Houghton, THE ODYSSEY exhibition catalogue, 2004, Queensland, Australia
Terry Ingram, “Artistic Value...” The Australian Financial Review, August 28, 2003, Australia
Awareness, love, nature, light, people, life, stillness, presence, kindness, care, modern and contemporary art!