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Yvette’s current paintings have come from a deeper awareness of who we are beyond the human condition. They reflect our true nature as the freedom of being.
“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 all of existence.
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 and is in all life forms. To recognise our true self is to open to peace, joy, freedom, and love. Everything else that comes and goes, 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 Australia and currently lives in Sydney. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from University of NSW, Collage of Fine Arts. She has previously worked in the film and photographic industries and then came back full circle to her love of painting. She has had over 40 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’s work 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 featured in the Swiss Art Expo; and in Art Edit Magazine, 2020. Yvette will be exhibiting in The Other Art Fair, Sydney, 2020. Yvette, her artworks, poetry, and art teaching feature in the 2020 short film DEEPER by filmmaker Hugh Clark.
Yvette’s current paintings have come from a deeper awareness of who we are beyond the human condition. They reflect our true nature as the freedom of being. The world, personalities, emotions, thoughts, stories, body, situations, 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 paintings. Her works have evolved from vibrant and bold abstract paintings, to abstract landscapes and now to abstract and abstract landscapes that reflect the freedom of being.
Yvette currently offers Abstract Painting Half Day and Day Classes in Sydney. Please go to the Workshops page at Art Lovers Australia for more information.