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Katie Swatland, 1981 ~ Figurative painter



Painting has been a part of my life since I was very young. There were always brushes and paint in the house growing up; and my mother was always at work painting. My appreciation and love for art came from her. After graduating magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a degree in mechanical engineering, I turned down two offers for a full scholarship to graduate school to pursue my passion.. painting.

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter
Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter
Since graduating, I have adopted and applied my patience and study techniques to painting. My determination and dedication to art has opened up great opportunities. I currently live in Newburyport, Massachusetts and I am a member of the Putney Painters, an ongoing invitational painting group put together by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik at the Village Arts of Putney. I paint mostly from life, both en plein air and in the studio. I strive to capture the essence of the scene, to break it down and simplify it to the bear essentials that grasp the true heart of the human experience.
Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter

Katie Swatland 1981 | American Figurative painter