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"I love the creative energy that opens from within and being able to have a painting come from that space. It is the best feeling! A work of art is completed when it is hanging on the wall of its new owner. The artwork is then released to the world. People who have bought my art have connected to them from a feeling. It's immediate.

My purpose for creating art is to pass through a sense of something bigger. A sense of who we are in our heart. We may have challenges in a lifetime but beyond that is the true essence of who we are. This we have in common with one another. We might feel or believe at times we are separate to each other but this is not true. Sometimes it takes an entire lifetime to realise this but that doesn't matter. We have a purpose to be here and to be here together. I love when my art is received beyond what can be seen on the canvas or worked out in the mind. It just is. I love to allow the energy of who we are to come through the painting and touch the heart of people. It brings joy to my heart." Yvette Swan

Yvette Swan was born in Australia and lives between Sydney and Northern NSW. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, Collage of Fine Arts, and has had over 35 solo and group exhibitions in Australia, including the Wynne Landscape Prize at AGNSW, Metro Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Prize, and the Art Series Leeuwin Estate Collection. Yvette is included in the book “Unfinished Journeys” by Ken McGregor. Her paintings belong to private and public collections.

Yvette’s current paintings have come from a deeper awareness of who we are beyond the human condition. They reflect our true nature as pure awareness. The world, the personalities, emotions, thoughts, stories, the body, and mind, and all of the content are only passing energies. They come and they go. But what is always here which never comes and goes and is aware of all this passing content? It is our essential nature. It is the source of our being. We are the awareness that all this takes place in.

Yvette is enjoying her current style of oil paintings. Her works have evolved from vibrant and bold abstract paintings, to then abstract landscapes to now paintings that reflect light, nature, and what can’t be seen.

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Education

1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, UNSW, COFA, Sydney, Australia
1988 HSC, Sydney, Australia

Exhibitions

(*Solo Exhibitions)
2019 Artexpo New York, World Wide Art & Artavita Gallery, New York, USA
2018 Spectrum - Red Dot Miami Art Fair, World Wide Art & Artavita Gallery, Miami, USA
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

Press

“Featured Artist”, Home Design magazine, Issue Jan/Feb 2019, Australia
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

Influences

Awareness, love, nature, light, people, life, stillness, presence, kindness, care, modern and contemporary art!
For further info, available awareness services, and classes by Yvette Swan go to www.awarelove.com

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