Nature Revisited Series

Swartz’s newest set of paintings, Nature Revisited, shows a progression in her style and a new approach to expressing the connection between her artwork and the environment. Instead of adding more paint and using thicker brushstrokes – as Swartz has done in some of her recent works – in this series, she imprints the paintings with dehydrated fruits and vegetables to give a newly textured layered effect.  Here, heavy applications of paint contrast with distinct images and fine lines.  As always, Swartz’s inspiration is the environment; but, in this Series, Swartz truly shows the connection between her work and nature.  It is the first time she incorporates natural elements into her work.