INSPIRE Speaker Series : 01 Portrait Painting Revealed

Updated: Jun 3

Christine Swann shares her portrait paintings and gives a live in-studio demonstration.




Christine Swann, a national & internationally known artist will share her experience as a working as a professional portrait artist and give a live demonstration.


Christine is obsessed with people and their stories. In another life, she was a graphic designer, but has spent the past 25 years working on portraits in the pastel medium. Although she started out by painting her own children by bribing them with candy, she now works with models. Her “personality portraits” have been recognized in many international exhibitions, including the Best of Show, “Prix de Pastel” at the IAPS Master Circle Exhibitions in 2015 and in 2020. She has been included in international invitational exhibitions in China, France and Italy.

Southwest Art Magazine picked Christine as an “Artist To Watch”, and she has been included in the Pastel Journals’ Pastel 100 international exhibition eight times. She is also published in the books, “How Did They Do That? - 100 Ways to Paint People and Figures”, “Strokes of Genius” and the French publication, “40 Masters of Pastel.”

Christine is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Master Circle Member of IAPS. A Past President of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and a long-time member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, she is currently teaching the workshop, “The Power of Pastel”, to pastel groups around the world through Zoom.

This program will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive additional details upon registration.





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