Rosemary N Swann

Rosemary N Swann

Fine Artist

Artist 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 North Texas State University. After graduation, marriage and several years in a related professional career Rosemary and her husband 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 . 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. Rosemary now resides in Texas and enjoys a continued career as a fine artist.

Rosemary’s paintings are collected by patrons in the United States, Mexico and Chile and Italy. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in these countries.

Exhibits

2018 – One Woman Show, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Foundation, Tyler, Texas.
2018 – “Art and Medicine II”, Robert M. Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas.
2018 – “2nd Annual Partnership Exhibit”, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, UT Tyler, Tyler, Texas.
2018 – “The Women Artists of Valerosa Designs and Gallery”, The Foundry, Tyler, Texas.
2011 – Denver School of Botanical Arts and Illustration, Denver, Colorado.
2008 – “Passages”, Generator Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2008 – “Nature and Spirit”, Generator Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2008 – “Spring Show”, Kingfisher Fine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas.
2008 – “Terning Over a New Leaf”, KingfisherFine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas.
2007 – “Bits & Pieces: Collage, Assemblage and Constructions”, KingfisherFine Art & Music, Elgin, Texas.
2004 – “Spirit and Nature”, Solo Exhibition at the Galería Lagundi,San Miguel de Allende, México.
2002 – “Expresión Pictorica”, Exhibition at the Mexican Club of Art,San Miguel de Allende, México.
2001 – “En Busca del Paraiso”, “Paradise Found”, Exhibition at the Museode la Ciudad, Querétaro, México.
1999 – “The Artist’s Garden”, Exhibition at the Galería de Arte y Designa inSan Miguel de Allende, México.
1997 – “Works by Women”, Waco Texas Creative Arts Center Museum,Waco, Texas.
1996 – “Our Water, Our Lives”, Exhibition at the Instituto Nacional de BellasArtes, San Miguel de Allende, México.
1996 – “Juxtaposed”, Exhibition at the Tyler Museum of Fine Art,Tyler, Texas.
1995 – “What’s Going On Here?”, Solo Exhibition at the Waco CreativeArts Center Museum, Waco, Texas.
1995 – “The Art of Drawing”, Exhibition at the Instituto Allende,San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
1995 – “Usos de La Imaginación”, Solo Exhibition at the Museo CasaDiego Rivera in Guanajuato, México.
1994 – “Seis Mujeres, Seis Caminos”, Exhibition at the Instituto Allende,San Miguel de Allende, México.
1993 – “Día de Los Muertos”, Exhibition at the Instituto Allende,San Miguel de Allende, México.
1992 – Exhibition at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende,México.
1991 – Festoon Gallery Introductory Exhibition, Waco, Texas
1989 – “Recent Works by Rosemary Swann” at the Instituto de Allende,San Miguel de Allende, México.

Galleries

Valerosa Designs & Gallery, Tyler, Texas.
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, Mexico, Chile and Italy.
The American Consular Agency Stockholm, Sweden.
The Tyler Museum of Fine Arts, Tyler, Texas. Permanent Collection.

Publications

Integral Naked Premier Release, c-d and video cover art, Wheels of Creation, January 2008.
Cowboys and Indians Magazine, May, 1999.
Better Homes and Gardens “Decorating” Magazine, January, 1998.
The Santa Fean Magazine, Fall, 1997.

Education

2010, 2011 – Botanical Fine Arts studies at the School of Denver School of Botanical Arts and Illustration, Denver, Colorado.
2007 – Egg tempera techniques workshop with Koo Schadler, Austin, Texas.
2005, 2006 – Icon painting workshops with Mary Jane Miller, San Miguel de Allende.
2004 – Fall Semester Study, Escuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
2003 – 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.
2002 – Lithographic Techniques Workshop with Tom Druecker and Margaret Simpson of Slugfest, Austin, Texas.
2002 – Monotype workshop with James Johnston, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
1999 – Monotype workshop with Rosemary Schwartz, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
1998 – Monotype workshop with Margaret Crisp, Austin, Texas.
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.
1986 – ’87 Postgraduate work in Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Tyler.
1981 – Graduated with a BFA from North Texas State University.
1977-1978 – Attended the University of Texas at Austin.