Medium: Mixed Media
Artwalk 2018 Location: Philip Griffith Photography Studio: 2325 1st Avenue North
Michael Swann earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Birmingham Southern College in 1986, and then promptly turned to his love of music as his principle occupation. Working primarily as a touring guitarist for 20 years, he would produce art when he could, often reflecting his travels with palettes that recalled the colors of the changing landscape and figures as edgy or bold as the decision to follow a passion. Swann has since traded his guitar for a strong return to visual arts. He focuses on art as anyone approaches a professional pursuit: working daily in a variety of mediums and techniques that include painting, drawing, printmaking, airbrushing and pin-striping. Swann maintains 2 studios plus a wood working shop, where he builds his own stretchers, panels and frames. He is also Alabama's ambassador to the Portrait Society of America.
Swann's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country.
The pieces enclosed in the Artwork Application are mixed media, including but not limited to
watercolor, graphite, and xylene transfer on paper.