Paul Swan
BIOGRAPHY
Paul Swan was born in England in 1956. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art in the 1970’s, and Visual Communications at Granville College and Sheffield Polytechnic in the 80’s.

Early in his career, he mixed graphics and illustration work with painting – mainly representational (landscape, horse racing scenes, portraiture etc) - always returning to his primary passion for abstract painting.

In England, he exhibited in London’s Liberty and Chalk Farm galleries and in numerous northern galleries including South Yorkshire Arts. His work was purchased for public, civic and corporate collections (such as the Cardiff Docks Project) and won prizes in exhibitions such as the South Yorkshire Open and the Manchester Academy.

Having settled permanently in Dublin in 1990, he showed work at The Wyvern, Bridge, Sandford, Mill theatre and Airfield House Galleries · The RHA Annual Exhibition, The Boyle Arts Festival and The Department of Arts, Culture & the Gaeltacht. More recently, The Back Loft gallery, Dublin, and the Art House, Stradbally. His work has also sold at auction with Whyte’s of Molesworth St, Dublin.

Between 2010 and 2013 he made and exhibited work in a pop-up space in Inchicore, Dublin. In 2011 he became Artist in Residence in the Killeshin union of Parishes near Carlow. He continues to have his studio in the Rectory, Ballickmoyler, Co Laois.

Painting is fundamental in Paul’s practice. Although sculpture, computer-based, photographic and film media and installation pieces have extend the limits of his body of work, painting remains it’s inevitable and indispensible centre.

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