Quin Sweetman Fine Art







Quin Sweetman

Quin Sweetman Fine Art

Portland, OR


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


Rainmade Paradise by Quin Sweetman


Roses in Gold by Quin Sweetman


Mountain Glory by Quin Sweetman


Red Shoes by Quin Sweetman


Lilac Bouquet by Quin Sweetman


Waxwing by Quin Sweetman


Tranquility - Dragonfly Painting - Impressionist Original by Quin Sweetman


A Rose is a Rose ... by Quin Sweetman


Tulip Soiree by Quin Sweetman


Squash - Party of One - Original Contemporary Impressionist Painting by Quin Sweetman


Dahlia Party by Quin Sweetman


Flutterby - Original Butterfly in Flight Painting by Quin Sweetman


Cape Arago Afternoon by Quin Sweetman


Coastal Painter - Port Orford - Contemporary Impressionist Art by Quin Sweetman


Autumn's Swan Song by Quin Sweetman


Spring in St. Johns - Original Contemporary Impressionist Painting by Quin Sweetman


MCA is My Ace - Adam Yauch Tribute Painting by Quin Sweetman


Contemporary Dickensian by Quin Sweetman


That Look - Contemporary Impressionist Portrait by Quin Sweetman


Iris Glow by Quin Sweetman


Aubergine by Quin Sweetman


Gentle Spirit by Quin Sweetman


Life Finds a Way by Quin Sweetman


Madamoiselle by Quin Sweetman


Our Humble Abode by Quin Sweetman


Spring Rose by Quin Sweetman


Torch by Quin Sweetman


His Purpleness - Prince Tribute Painting - Original Art by Quin Sweetman


Scott and Sam Commission by Quin Sweetman


Sweet Friend, Original Feline Pet Portrait by Quin Sweetman


Dreamer Impressionist Painting Portrait by Quin Sweetman


Artful Activism, St Johns Bridge, Original Contemporary Impressionist Oil Painting by Quin Sweetman


City Aglow, Impression, Late Afternoon, Painting by Quin Sweetman by Quin Sweetman


Bowing, Summer's Last Hurrah, Original Contemporary Impressionist Oil Painting by Quin Sweetman


Immersed in the Landscape Painters at Rocky Creek, Quin Sweetman by Quin Sweetman


Fiesta of Flowers - Vibrant Original Impressionist Oil Painting by Quin Sweetman


Morning Muse - Original Contemporary Impressionist River Painting by Quin Sweetman


Morning Mist - Original Contemporary Impressionist Painting - Seascape with Fog by Quin Sweetman


Cape Perpetua - Original Impressionist Contemporary Coastal Painting by Quin Sweetman


Beachy Day - Impressionist Painting - Original Contemporary by Quin Sweetman


Drama by Quin Sweetman


Lambent by Quin Sweetman


Quiet Contemplation - Sale - Contemporary Impressionist Painting - Male Figure by Quin Sweetman


Emerging by Quin Sweetman


Contemplative by Quin Sweetman


Afternoon in Cathedral Park, Original Contemporary Impressionist Oil Painting by Quin Sweetman


Last Light in St. Johns - Original Impressionist Fine Art Painting - Contemporary Artist by Quin Sweetman


Coastal Rocks at Yachats - Original Seascape Painting by Quin Sweetman