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The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Forward to Susan Swartz Belgravia Catalogue by Oceanic Preservation Society's Louie Psihoyos

As an artist, Susan spent years painting the grandeur and serenity of the natural world. When she became desperately ill with environmentally-bred diseases, Susan saw the fragility of nature. So too for me. As a photographer for National Geographic I was able to catalogue the beauty of our planet for two decades. As a diver for that same period of time, I was able to bear witness to its degradation.

It is from this perspective that I, along with a close group of like-minded activists, formed the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS). Nobody could have predicted the success of our first endeavor, the Academy Awardâ winning film The Cove, but there was never any question of its importance. Susan saw the truth in our story right away, and became a champion of OPS and a supporter of our films.

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Louie Psihoyos and Bobby Kennedy, Jr. join Susan Swartz at Belgravia Gallery

PARK CITY, Utah August 19 – Strikingly different life experiences brought environmental campaigners Susan Swartz, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Louie Psihoyos to each other’s attention. But having sparked a strong friendship the three are now speaking jointly to sound an alarm about the fragility of our planet and the very personal impact environmental challenges can have on us and our families.

On November 7th Bobby Kennedy, the President and guiding force behind Waterkeeper Alliance, one of the largest international environmental groups in the world with nearly 200 organizations on six continents, will join American abstract painter Susan Swartz and Academy Award-winning documentary director, Louie Psihoyos, Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society, at London’s Belgravia Gallery to talk about “A Shared Passion for Environmental Campaigning.”

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Art Slant News of Susan Swartz Belgravia Gallery Exhibition

A Perfect Day
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Breath of Nature Paintings by Susan Swartz
October 22nd – November 24th

BELGRAVIA GALLERY
45 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JL, United Kingdom
Phone: + 44 (0) 207 495 1010 
belgraviagallery.com
Hours: Monday To Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Or By Appointment

American artist Susan Swartz is being shown for the first time in London with a special exhibition of BREATH OF NATURE paintings. Susan has been recognized for being both a passionate abstract painter and ardent Environmental Campaigner. Named as an official Environmental Artist of the Salt Lake City Olympics, Susan Swartz was challenged over a ten year period with two environmentally-bred illnesses - Mercury Poison and Lyme Disease which left her at times unable to hold a paint brush. She has since changed her life and focus and her paintings have become more bold and impasssioned as she has come to support individuals and organizations who champion the protection of our environment. On November 7th, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who founded the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Louie Psihoyos, the Academy Award winning documentary film director who is Executive Dierctor of the Oceanic Preservation Society will join Susan at The Belgravia Gallery to talk about "A Shared Passion For Environmental Campaigning."

Today Susan uses her painting talent to bring a message of urgency and hope to audiences who may not be aware of how our carelessness with the environment has come to endanger not just the planet but our health and the health of our children.

She paints from homes in two of the most beautiful natural habits anywhere, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and the shores of Martha's Vineyard.