Peter Swift

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Peter
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Peter Swift’s work combines two distinct elements: classical realistic still-life painting and symmetrical design. He has coined the phrase "Symmetrical Realism" to describe his work. Most of Peter Swift’s work features circles because the human brain has a deep psychological connection to circles. The circle is a fundamental symbol in many of the world’s religions because it represents harmony, unity, tranquility, completion, and wholeness. Symmetry is a fundamental, underlying principle in art. However, over the past century, symmetry has been a factor only in abstract art, such as the work of Josef Albers and Frank Stella. Peter Swift’s work is unique in that it combines both symmetry and realistic rendering.

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Name: Peter Swift Address of Studio: Artists & Makers Studios 2 Studio 319 Rockville, MD 20852 USA Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1570 Olney, MD 20830 USA Email Address: [email protected] Website: www.peterswiftartstudio.com Education: 1970 JD, Harvard Law School 1967 BA, Harvard College Awards: 2018 - Peter's painting entitled "Brass Ring" was selected as a Finalist in the Still Life/Interiors Category in The Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition. The results were announced in the March, 2018 issue of The Artists Magazine. 2015 - Peter's painting entitled "Eight Wood Screws" was selected to be in the 2015 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) International Online Exhibit 2015 - Peter's painting entitled "Sewing A Strawberry" was selected as a Finalist in the Still Life/Interiors Category in The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition Exhibitions: 2019 - In March, 2019, Peter's painting "White Ribbon Bow" (acrylic on canvas, 48 by 48 inches) was selected to be included in an exhibition at Artists & Makers 2, Rockville, Maryland, USA. 2018 - In May, 2018, Peter's painting "Eight Wood Screws" (acrylic on canvas, 48 by 48 inches) was selected to be included in an exhibition sponsored by The Art League, in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. 2018 - From March 12 to May 4, 2018, Peter's painting "Eight Baseballs" (acrylic on canvas, 60 by 60 inches) was selected to be included in an exhibition sponsored by the Montgomery Art Association, in the Oasis Art Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 2017 - In November, 2017, there was a solo exhibition of Peter's work (22 paintings in all) at Artists & Makers Studios 2, Rockville, Maryland, USA. The title of the exhibition was "Magic Symmetry". 2015 - Peter's painting "Sewing A Strawberry" was selected to be included in an exhibition entitled "Masterworks From the International Guild of Realism" This was a traveling exhibition which, over the course of a year, was shown in museums in Louisiana, Florida and Georgia in the USA. Print Media: 2019 - Peter's painting "Eight Wood Screws" was published by North Light Books in their new book, "AcrylicWorks 6: Creative Energy". This book is the sixth in the prestigious "AcrylicWorks" series. 2019 - Five of Peter's paintings will be included in a book entitled "IMAGINAIRE XI - Contemporary Realism" which will be published in 2019. This book is the eleventh in the series of prestigious art books in the IMAGINAIRE series, published by Fantasmus Publishing in Denmark. All of the IMAGINAIRE books are still in print, and are available at www.fantasmus.com. Most of these books are also available on Amazon. 2018 - Peter's painting "Brass Ring" (oil on canvas, 40 by 40 inches) was featured in the monthly "Competition Spotlight" in the July/August, 2018 issue of ARTISTS MAGAZINE. 2018 - Five of Peter's paintings are included in a book entitled "IMAGINAIRE X - Contemporary Realism" which was published in February, 2018. This book is the tenth in the series of prestigious art books in the IMAGINAIRE series, published by Fantasmus Publishing in Denmark. All of the IMAGINAIRE books are still in print, and are available at www.fantasmus.com. Most of these books are also available on Amazon. 2017 - Five of Peter's paintings are included in a book entitled "IMAGINAIRE IX - Contemporary Magic Realism" which was published in February, 2017. This book is the ninth in the series of prestigious art books in the IMAGINAIRE series, published by Fantasmus Publishing in Denmark. All of the IMAGINAIRE books are still in print, and are available at www.fantasmus.com. Most of these books are also available on Amazon. 2016 - An article about Peter's work was published in SOUTHWEST ART Magazine (January, 2016).