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Swimm to demonstrate oil painting April 14

FALLBROOK – Artist Tom Swimm will be doing a demonstration of his oil painting techniques at the April 14 meeting of the Fallbrook Art Association at the School of the Arts at 5:30 p.m.

Born and raised on the East Coast, Swimm had a successful career as an advertising commercial artist in New York, then resettled in Southern California. Inspired by the light and the landscape of the West Coast, he renewed his passion for painting and was accepted for his first exhibition in the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. His paintings soon became recognizable for their exceptional use of light and color, a style he continues to develop with each new work.

"Light is the most important aspect of my work, offering the ultimate challenge and reward,” said Swimm. “To capture its elusive qualities on canvas offers great personal satisfaction, and it's what I thrive on artistically."

With numerous exhibits and awards to his credit, his work is internationally collected and is also included in many important private and corporate collections.

FAA members are welcome to bring one work in progress for comments and suggestions from the demonstrator. Swimm will also have a workshop (fee charged so members should bring their checkbooks to reserve a spot) on Sunday, April 17.

Reminder: The Spring Open Juried Show is April 1 to 24 at the Fallbrook Art Center, 103 S. Main Ave., open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception and award presentation will be held April 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are invited to come by and meet the artists.


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