Susan Swapp grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a deep appreciation of nature and the animal life of the area. Hiking in the Cascades and travels throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Midway Island have provided inspiration for much of her artwork.
Swapp's art education began with the Art Instruction School of Minneapolis. Unlike many artists who specialize in only one medium, Swapp is highly skilled in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor and bases her choice of medium on her subject. She is continually honing her skills through area workshops and classes.
Swapp currently teaches pastel in Ocean Shores, WA. The artist has work in several galleries and businesses throughout the state. Her work is published in the 2nd edition of the book, Artists of the West.
“I often choose oil or acrylic paint for the details of birds and animals, and I like the transparency of acrylic or watercolor to capture the glow in floral paintings, but for landscapes pastel is my favorite medium.” - Susan Swapp