Judy Swaffin

Judy Swaffin

I love to paint in Mallorca; I’ve been visiting since falling for Deia in 1978. Getting an apartment in Port de Soller in 2007 meant more frequent painting times over the years, and recently I’ve luckily been able to spend many months here. Wonderful landscapes and sea views are inspirational, and some local flora reminds me of my East African childhood.

After studying Art history as part of my degree I worked as an arts journalist and freelance illustrator. I had excellent art teachers and facilities at school too. In later life I did further training and became a full time painter in 1987. I use traditional oil painting techniques with some added eccentricities and freedoms.



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Exhibitions:

2016 Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol

2015,16,17 Southbank Art Trail, Bristol

2011,12, 13,14 Allegria, Port de Soller

2012 Standpoint Open, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

2010-11 Open contemporary, West Gallery, Isle of Wight

2004-8 Thin Dog Gallery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

2002 and 04 Arthur Koestler Trust, London W 12

2003 Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Artists and Craftsmen  Gallery, Cheltenham, Glos.

2000-03 Simpson and Jones Fine Art, Tetbury, Glos.

2000 Sozo Gallery, Longhope, Glos.

1996-8 Artbook Gallery, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10

1997 South Bank Banner Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London

1995-6 Anderson Gallery, Broadway, Worcs.

1996 Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Glos

1995 Thompson Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. The Maltings, Snape, Suffolk.

1993-4 Fiery Beacon Gallery, Painswick, Glos.

1991-92 Discerning Eye, Mall Gallery, London SW1

In 2002 I completed a commissioned portrait of the newly appointed Professor of Physics at Bristol University.

In 1987 I designed The Ram a sculpture commissioned by Stroud District Council and Glos County Council.


Commissions And Collections include Charterhouse Investments, JS Sainsbury plc, Browns Restaurants, Calder and Boyars, Buchanan Brown Architects, John Goom Architect