Quin Sweetman Fine Art

 
 
 

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Quin Sweetman

Quin Sweetman Fine Art

Portland, OR

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Life is full of beautiful moments and I strive to capture the vibrancy of those experiences on canvas. In my plein air, life drawing and studio compositions, I hope to convey the unique energy of a subject, whether it be human, landscape or building. Inspired by the great Impressionists and Expressionists, I am drawn most by the abstract shapes, flow of line and color and brushwork, rather than a simple focal point. I'd like people to see life and movement in my work; to feel a sense of being there.

Quin Sweetman’s painting has evolved in response to a wide array of influences including many talented Northwest painters. She grew up in Minneapolis, a middle child, always closely observing people and her surroundings, but didn’t pursue art seriously until 15 years ago when she took a job with a Portland art gallery. Sweetman is now content to spend her days painting and drawing the abundant beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Exhibition Highlights:
-Conceived/curated "Beautiful Lives Lost Portrait Project" to honor the 58 people lost in the Las Vegas Mass Shooting through portraiture. Shown in Portland and Las Vegas. 2017/18
-Winner, 2nd Place, Umpqua Plein Air, 2018
-Painting to Save the Trees, group show, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, 2018
-Two-woman show, Broderick Gallery, Baker City, Oregon, 2017
-Commission, Large Armoire Panel Paintings for Expansion of Ace Hotel to New Orleans, 2016
-Winner, 3rd-prize, Plein Air Washington County, 2015"A Year in Paint," Two-woman Show, Broderick Gallery, Longview, WA, 2014
-"Maker's Dozen," Peoples Art of Portland Gallery, 2013 - Maison des Artists, Lake Oswego, OR, 2013
-"Portland Jane Eyre Painters," West Linn Public Library and Doll Gardner galleries, OR, 2013
-"Hillboro Plein Air Exhibition," Walters Cultural Art Center, Hillsboro, OR, 2012
-"The Landscape Show," Peoples Art of Portland, 2012
-"Big 200," People's Art of Portland, 2011, 2012
-"Under the Sky," Broderick Gallery, two-person show, Rainier, OR, 2011
-Launch Pad Gallery, "Life & Death," Two-person show, Portland, OR, 2011
-Blondie A Salon, Solo Show, Portland, OR, 2011
-Oregon Society of Artists, "Small Treasures," group show, 2010
-Broderick Gallery Rainier, OR, Solo Show, Oct/Nov., 2009
-Broderick Gallery Downtown, Portland, OR, Street Views Feb, 2009
-Broderick Gallery Lake Oswego, OR, Fire & Ice, Winter Salon, 2008/9
-CW Lofts, Minneapolis, MN, Winter/Spring 2008/9
-Kingstad Gallery, Portland, OR, Expressions of Nature/Expressions of Self, Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters Annual Juried Show, 2008
-Albina Community Bank, Portland, OR, Havana Biennial Attendees, 2008
-Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Naked, a Juried Figure Show, 2008
-Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Do North, 2008
-Portland Plein Air Painters Annual Juried Show, Broderick Gallery, Portland, OR, 2007
-City Arts Gallery, Portland, OR, 2007
-Portland Open Studios, 2006
-St. Johns Window Project, Portland, OR, 2005
-Broderick Gallery, Salon Show (group show), Portland, OR, 2004

* See more of Quin's work at: http://www.quinsweetman.blogspot.com

 

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