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Julia Swaby

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Julia Swaby

Born: 1970

Hometown: St. Leonards-On-Sea

Based in: Sussex

 

My training was in Philosophy and art only found me in my later life. I prefer to engage with larger canvases -they give one so much freedom. My painting style tends to fall into two main camps. On the one hand, a nebular, ethereal body of work, which expresses a certain state of almost prayerful devotion. The other is a more design oriented style. I have work in collections all around the world and have been featured in curated collections by Saatchi.

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Move Mountains

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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US$ 3,052

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Coffee & Ponder by Julia Swaby

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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Social Justice by Julia Swaby

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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The Drop Off by Julia Swaby

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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US$ 1,092

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Silence in Motion by Julia Swaby

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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US$ 1,706

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Angelicus Choris by Julia Swaby

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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Optimism by Julia Swaby

Julia Swaby, United Kingdom

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US$ 1,071

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About Julia Swaby


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What inspires you?

How the aesthetic is sacred, not something superfluous or merely decorative but life-giving.


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Describe your creative process.

Many of paintings appear to me in dreams. I often see them whole and rush out of bed to get the main outline complete before I forget. I then work into the layers, sometimes with music, sometimes in complete silence. My studio has a sea glimpse and that little sliver of ocean feeds life into my creative process every day.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Sacred, numinous, celebratory


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Zao Wou-Ki, Turner, Maurice Sapiro


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My skyflow brush


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Follow your bliss - it will lead you to a place of peace and deep satisfaction.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

That's easy - I moved to be by the ocean and I go to commune with the sea nearly every day.

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