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Jan Swaren

Jan Swaren

Mallorytown, ON

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Hi - I'm Jan Swaren and I was born in St. Avold, France and grew up in Canada. I studied Visual Arts first at Canterbury School of the Arts in Ottawa and then at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

My exhibitions include:

Visual Art: Public Exhibitions

2011: Passion/Power: Stations of Metaphor, Juried Solo Exhibition, Mill Street Gallery, Sydenham, ON
2010: The Wellington Street Gallery, Kingston, ON (on-going members exhibition)
2009: Won Parks Canada Mural/Installation commission, St, Lawrence National Park, Mallorytown Landing, ON
2008: Juried Art Salon, Kingston Arts Council, ON
2007: Juried Art Salon, Kingston Arts Council, ON
2007: Voices, group invitational, Studio 22, Kingston, ON
1997: Agribition, group invitational, Canadian National Agricultural Exhibition, Regina, SK
1996: Brockville Artists’ Guild Annual Show, group members, Brockville Museum, Brockville
1996: CBC Saskatchewan, (station identification with royalties), SK
1995: On the Way to Grandmother’s, solo invitational, McIntyre Street Gallery, Regina, SK
1995: Perth Street Revival, winner of juried mural competition, Brockville, ON
1995: Saskatchewan Arts Board, public collection, Regina, SK
1995: Women at Work, group invitational, McIntyre Street Gallery, SK
1994: Works on Paper, group members, McIntyre Street Gallery, SK
1993: Don’t Touch Her Me, solo exhibition, Springer Lounge, Kingston, ON
1987: Praxis, Artists In Community Education Members, Kingston Public Library, ON
1986: Ain’t It Nice to Know, juried solo exhibition, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
1985: Shock of the New, group invitational, Spectator Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1985: Art In The Valley, group juried, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON (membership prize)


Artist’s Statement:

This past year has been full of intense change, revealed most visually in my artwork. In the past, I was trying to speak through my work – now, I am trying to listen through my work. I usually start with a visual inspiration – often my own photograph of a plant, rock, or water – and then I pay attention. I try to stay open. I find that my work is simply a journey – the process has been important for my personal growth - perhaps the result will resonate with others.

My goal continues to be to portray the dramatic beauty found deep within all life and to inspire others through the spiritual energy found in light, colour, texture, form and shadow.

 

 

Healthy Relationships by Jan Swaren

 

The Red Box by Jan Swaren

 

Three Fish by Jan Swaren

 

Nikki in Mexico by Jan Swaren

 

Stepping Stones by Jan Swaren

 

Peaches and Lilacs by Jan Swaren

 

Light on Books by Jan Swaren

 

Grandma Reading by Jan Swaren

 

Forest Morning by Jan Swaren

 

Garden Fairy by Jan Swaren

 

Education for Girls by Jan Swaren

 

Books on a Shelf by Jan Swaren

 

Beginning by Jan Swaren

 

Balance by Jan Swaren

 

Art Class in Afghanistan by Jan Swaren

 

Dawn by Jan Swaren

 

Burka by Jan Swaren

 

Beauty by Jan Swaren

 

A Bicycle Built for Two by Jan Swaren

 

Little Cowboy by Jan Swaren

 

Cow Girl by Jan Swaren

 

Autumn by Jan Swaren

 

Gardening with Grandma by Jan Swaren

 

The Picnic by Jan Swaren

 

Exploring by Jan Swaren

 

The Swing by Jan Swaren

 

Young Girl in Summer by Jan Swaren

 

Grandparents detail of Summer by Jan Swaren

 

Summer Detail by Jan Swaren

 

Summer by Jan Swaren

 

Child's Garden by Jan Swaren

 

Family Canoe Trip from Spring 1 by Jan Swaren

 

Father and Son Detail of Spring 1 by Jan Swaren

 

Detail of Spring 1 by Jan Swaren

 

Detail from Spring 1 by Jan Swaren

 

Spring 1 by Jan Swaren

 

Reflections on Water by Jan Swaren

 

Preserve the Blue Gold by Jan Swaren

 

Deep Waters by Jan Swaren

 

Breathe by Jan Swaren

 

Bold Blooms by Jan Swaren

 

Shy Bloom by Jan Swaren

 

A Field of Valerian by Jan Swaren

 

Abstract in Pink by Jan Swaren

 

Growing Pains by Jan Swaren

 

Passion by Jan Swaren

 

Opening by Jan Swaren