Linear Expressions

Artist's Profile

All paintings on Gallery Wrap Canvas unless otherwise noted. Contact the artist for pricing and availability.

Greta Swaim
Linear Expressionist
Phone: (910) 443-3473


Greta Swaim
Linear Expressionist

Swaim's work is held by many discriminating collectors in many parts of the world. She has had many one woman shows and many featured artist shows. One of her pieces, "United Vision", won best in show in Canada, USA and in Central America and traveled throughout the country. Swaim has developed her own genre and is easily recognized. In most cases she only has to initial her work in all four corners and sign the back enabling the viewer to decide which way they choose to view the piece. All works are offered with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

The Artist
Artist's Statement

I usually work in a series, however, once in a while there will be just a special one and it will stand alone.

My current series has evolved from plane people/headlines to pure linear expressionism and at times linear impressionism. My artistic vision though still sometimes cubistic, has become much more abstract and linear, I find my paintings are responding more to music, moreover visions of geometric sails and airplanes have become dominant on occasion.

My muse is line and I work without a score improvising as I go, an intuitive stream of consciousness that leaves shapes and ideas to suggest themselves.

Methods and Techniques

I usually start with a small study on paper to establish my composition, colors values and some details, although I have on many occasions just started directly on a canvas or watercolor paper. All canvases are either gallery wrapped giving a three dimensional effect to the piece or are framed. Also available are limited edition Giclées on paper or on gallery wrap canvas and can be sized and made to order.

Latest Show Information
  • Artists of North Carolina Show, Cameron Art Museum, September.19, 2014 thru February 2015
  • Times Square Billboard, New York, NY, July 25,2014
  • Show in Paris, France, Fall 2013
  • Art Takes Miami International, Fall 2013
  • Digital Show of all Current Works, NYC, August 1 thru September 10, 2013
  • Projection of Paintings on a High Rise, NYC, October 5, 2013 from 11:15 to 12:15
  • Vancouver Museum of Art, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • The Art Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff,AZ (20th Century Art and Color Theory)



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