Art – Sally Swatland

photo: Sally Swatland: “Summer on Long island”

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home”, Twyla Tharp.

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Born in Washington DC and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sally Swatland is a painter of figurative works, especially children playing in the water along beaches.

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Sally Swatland: “Afternoon on the Terrace”

As a child of a successful attorney, she had a childhood of many vacations at waterside resorts, and her artwork is inspired by happy memories of spending hours and hours in seaside activities.

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Swatland began to paint at age five and took classes throughout her growing-up years.

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She earned a degree in Fine Art from Mount Saint Vincent College and then studied figure drawing for six years (1969-1974) at the Art Students League in New York City.

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 Shultz was one of her most influential teachers.

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(Source: www.askart.com, pictures: Google)

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