Featured Artist Carroll Swayze

Enjoy the vibrant colors of artist Carroll Swayze’s ocean-inspired portfolio, and visit her website to see more from this talented artist.

 

"Squirrelfish Hibiscus Anthurium" acrylic, 36" x 50"

“Real friends are like the sea, ever changing but always there …” Original Acrylic Painting on Paper, 36″ x 50″

 

I am a painter and a master printmaker, and have been an independent artist my entire life. I have maintained my studio here in Englewood, Florida for over 35 years and have developed a good reputation as a fine artist being very involved in all aspects of art in my community.

 

Hogfish and Grunts Over Coral

“Don’t worry about things over which you have no control … enjoy life for the incredible adventure that it is …” Original Acrylic Painting on Paper, 16″ x 20″

 

I make original art every day. My original acrylic paintings and hand colored etchings are in public and private collections worldwide and I am represented by over 20 galleries.

 

We alone have the power to choose which direction our lives take, mine is going south…

“We alone have the power to choose which direction our lives take, mine is going south…” Original Acrylic Painting on Paper 40” x 50”

 

I have always lived by the beach, surfing, fishing, diving, and snorkeling. I got my first boat when I was seven years old and I was raised to understand that we are the caretakers of our fragile environment. I have always been passionate about the ocean. My subject matter reflects my love of the sea.

 

Magic, it’s there… we just have to open our eyes to see it…

“Magic, it’s there… we just have to open our eyes to see it…” Original Acrylic Painting on Paper, 30” x 36”

 

I am 58 years old, am well traveled and I’ve raised three sons and have four grandchildren. I have an enormous amount of life experience that I’m proud to share.

 

There is only one true reason to work, and that is to buy time to play…

“There is only one true reason to work, and that is to buy time to play…” Original Acrylic Painting on Paper 40” x 56”

 

I teach art to adults and children all over the country. I’ve seen the early years of the art show movement, and with 44 years of outdoor art shows under my belt, I’m pretty sure I could win Survivor if they’d just let me play, because I can build a dry shelter with my eyes shut.

 

Always take the time to notice the unusual, it can change your life forever…

“Always take the time to notice the unusual, it can change your life forever…”  Original Acrylic Painting on Paper, 16” x 20”

 

I have struggled to stay the course, maintain integrity, good work ethics and standards along the way. I believe that art is important in every day life and I strive to continue the adventure.

 

Freedom is all we really want, time is all we really need…

“Freedom is all we really want, time is all we really need…” Original Acrylic Painting on Paper, 16” x 20”

 

Carroll Swayze invites you to follow her on Facebook.

Comments

  1. I just love the elegant simplicity of this art and those colours wow.

  2. Just loved this. Carrol Swayze, has made a life that many, myself included, envy . I love her colorful paintings and her view on life. She is very inspirational. Amazing.

    • Carroll Swayze says:

      I’ve been very, very lucky to be able to make art my whole life. I love everything about life on planet Earth…

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