by Yvette Swan
Creating from our natural self.
We bring this energy into the world through many forms like painting.
“I love opening to the expansive creative energy of the unknown and have a painting evolve from this space. Such joy and peace is revealed. I have discovered that this space of who we are naturally draws people to my paintings. It is our life energy and is present in every human being, animal, tree, flower, blade of grass, and the space all this is held in.
Painting is a medium I love to use where I am able to open to something that is much greater than "me and my life". It is something that the mind cannot grasp and understand but it is known to us all as we are this space. Another word for us is awareness. We are the awareness that notices everything. To recognise our true self is to open to a vast depth of being. Everything else that comes and goes in this, like thoughts, emotions, life situations, are only part of the play, the dance of creation.
I love opening to truth and I'm thankful when I have created an artwork from this space and it is received by another."
Yvette Swan was born in Sydney, Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from University of NSW, College of Fine Arts. After her studies Yvette travelled to Europe and later lived in London, working in the film industry with Working Title Films. After 2 years she returned to Australia to work in the photographic industry. Yvette came back full circle after 5 years in photography to her love of painting and in 2000 had her first solo exhibition. She has had over 40 solo and group exhibitions, 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, alongside John Olsen, Tim Storrier, and other Australian artists. Her paintings belong to private and public collections. In 2018 Yvette exhibited works in the Spectrum-Red Dot Miami Art Fair. In 2019 she was the Featured Artist in Home Design magazine; her work was also featured in the Swiss Art Expo; and in 2020 in Art Edit Magazine. Yvette will be exhibiting at The Other Art Fair Sydney, 2020. Yvette, her paintings, poetry, and art teaching are featured in the 2020 short film DEEPER by filmmaker Hugh Clark.
LET LOVE LIVE YOU – a Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Yvette Swan.
Love is our true self and is always Here. Let Love live through us. May we all be lived by Love and guided Home.
I have created a solo exhibition of paintings, sharing my realisations of the truth of who we are. When I do not follow thoughts, emotions, and stories, and instead put my attention on the peace beneath this then I am able to realise who I am. This peace and love is reflected in another as we truly are the one self. Please enjoy these abstract paintings. Thank you