SOFIE SWANN


Every painting starts with an emotion, a feeling often triggered by an event, place, thing or person, remembered or imagined. I have no preconceived notions of compositions or forms. I simply start with colors and build from there, each layer determined by the fate of the one before it. It’s a free-flowing synergy of give and take between me and the medium. I like to manipulate the paint so that accidents happen. Predictability, I think, leads to contrived results. Forms appear gradually because they were meant to, others stay hidden until I find them and give them life. Nothing is pre-planned, nothing is sketched. 

-Sofie