Jan Swanson

“The Way I See It”

August 3 - September 16, 2017

City Art announces its newest exhibition “The Way I See It” an exhibition of paintings by Jan Swanson. The opening and reception for the artist will be Thursday August 3, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm. The exhibit continues thru September 16, 2017. 

Swanson says, “I hope that when people see these paintings they will know that I did them. I think they will. Some of them have schoolwork from my great grandparents’ house in them, others are just painted from things I’ve seen around Columbia and other places. Others are things I remember from childhood specifically my father selling furniture and fabric and the pearls my mother wore. Hopefully they all reflect my sense of humor which is my favorite quality about myself!” 

Jan Swanson is a graduate of Clemson University and a native of Asheville, NC. An artist working in oils, acrylic and collage, she has taken drawing and painting classes at the University of South Carolina, Columbia College, Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and Penland School of Arts & Crafts. She also takes painting classes from artist, Frances Nelson. Jan is represented by Camellia Art Gallery in Hilton Head Island, SC and Art & Light Gallery in Greenville, SC and sells work out of SRO in Charleston. 

She won first place in the Mixed Media Division at the S C. State Fair in 2013 and 2015. Her paintings have also been accepted into the Carolinas Got Art competition in 2013 and ArtFields in 2016. She was one of three artists featured in the September 2014 Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and was featured in Greenville’s Town Magazine in 2015.