-
- Rosemary N. Swann
About the Artist
   
 

photoArtist Rosemary Nichols Swann was raised in San Antonio and Austin, Texas with a love that supported her interests in art and nature. Aesthetic parents channeled her interest in the arts from an early age by providing her with an education that established the bedrock of her identity as an artist. The nature of Texas gifted her with the laboratory her imagination desired and a sense of belonging to its abundance of free flowing springs, creeks and thickets filled with crawdads, tadpoles, garter snakes, feral cats, wild birds and insects.

Rosemary pursued art as a focal point in her life and educational interest throughout her early years and eventually earned a BFA from the University of Texas at Denton. After graduation, marriage and several years in a related professional career Rosemary and her husband and their dog relocated to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she returned to painting on a full time basis. Since that time Rosemary has worked in several mediums: oil on canvas, oil pastel and oil stick on paper, assemblage, lithography and book arts. She often includes some of the artisanal riches from her local environment in her work such as hand carved and gold leafed panels and frames.

The artist and her husband, two dogs and one cat now reside out side of San Miguel in the historic pueblo of El Sanctuario de Atotonilco in a home that the couple designed and built themselves. Located once more in a spring-fed environment filled with trees and birdsong, Rosemary can be found working with her imagination surrounded by the nature she loves.

Rosemary's paintings have been collected by patrons from both the United States and Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in both countries. She enjoys continuing her education in Mexico, the United States and abroad.

For further information on the artist and her work please contact:
info@rosemaryswann.com

Current Exhibition
Kingfisher Fine Art & Music: Spring Show
Generator Gallery: Nature and Spirit

 

Education 1977, 1978 Attended the University of Texas at Austin.
  1981 Graduated with a BFA from the University of Texas at Denton.
  1986, '87 Postgraduate work in Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Tyler.
  1988, '89 Postgraduate work in Fine Arts at the Instituto de Allende and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, México.
  1998 Monotype workshop with Margaret Crisp, Austin, Texas.
  1999 Monotype workship with Rosemary Schwartz, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
  2002 Monotype workshop with James Johnston, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
  2002 Lithographic Techniques Workshop with Tom Druecker and Margaret Simpson of Slugfest, Austin, Texas.
  2003 Etching techniques workshop with Fernando Sandoval G. Taller de Gravado, Oaxaca, México.
  2003 Lithographic Techniques Workshop with Tom Druecker and Margaret Simpson of Slugfest, Austin, Texas.
  2004 Fall Semester Study, Escuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
  2005, 2006 Icon painting workshops with Mary Jane Miller, San Miguel de Allende.
  2007 Egg tempera techniques workshop with Koo Schadler, Austin, Texas.
   
Galleries Kingfisher Fine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas
  Generator Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
  Festoon Gallery, Waco, Texas.
  Carrington Gallagher Ltd., San Antonio, Texas.
  Gallería Uno, Puerto Vallarta, México.
  Gallería Duo Duo, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  Gallery Josh Kligerman, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  Galería Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  Mabey Gallery, Biloxi, Mississippi.
   
Collections Private collections in the United States and México.
  The American Consular Agency Stockholm, Sweden.
  The Tyler Museum of Fine Arts, Tyler, Texas. Permanent Collection.
   
Exhibitions December 1, 1989, "Recent Works by Rosemary Swann" at the Instituto de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  1991 Festoon Gallery Introductory Exhibition, Waco, Texas
  1992 Exhibition at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  November 2, 1993, "Día de Los Muertos", Exhibition at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  August 16, 1994, "Seis Mujeres, Seis Caminos", Exhibition at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  February 15, 1995, "Usos de La Imaginación", Solo Exhibition at the Museo Casa Diego Rivera in Guanajuato, México.
  August 22, 1995, "The Art of Drawing", Exhibition at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
  October 26, 1995, "What's Going On Here?", Solo Exhibition at the Waco Creative Arts Center Museum, Waco, Texas.
  January 1996, "Juxtaposed", Exhibition at the Tyler Museum of Fine Art, Tyler, Texas.
  March 1996, "Our Water, Our Lives", Exhibition at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  January 1997 through January 1999, I designed and built my own home and art studio in El Cortijo, México, outside of San Miguel de Allende, México.
  October 1997, "Works by Women", Waco Texas Creative Arts Center Museum, Waco, Texas.
  January 1999, "The Artist's Garden", Exhibition at the Galería de Arte y Designa in San Miguel de Allende, México.
  March 2001, "En Busca del Paraiso", "Paradise Found", Exhibition at the Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, México.
  July 2002, "Expresión Pictorica", Exhibition at the Mexican Club of Art, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  July 2004, "Spirit and Nature", Solo Exhibition at the Galería Lagundi, San Miguel de Allende, México.
  August 2007, "Bits & Pieces: Collage, Assemblage and Constructions", Kingfisher Fine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas.
  January 2008, "Terning Over a New Leaf", Kingfisher Fine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas.
  March 2008, "Spring Show", Kingfisher Fine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas.
  March 2008, "Nature and Spirit", Generator Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
   
Publications Better Homes and Gardens "Decorating" Magazine, January, 1998.
  The Santa Fean Magazine, Fall, 1997.
  Cowboys and Indians Magazine, May, 1999.
  Integral Naked Premier Release, c-d and video cover art, Wheels of Creation, January 2008
   
Commissions Numerous private commissions
 

Top of page