Terry Swann

Terry is a contemporary landscape watercolourist with over 30 solo shows both in Australia and abroad.
Her works are held in Public and Private Collections including Federal Parliament House Offices, Brisbane and The State Library of Queensland.

My painting is a journey into landscape – an exploration of place.
I am drawn to Australia’s remote places where I feel a genuine connection to the land. There I paint on site in all weather conditions to capture the essence of the landscape.

As a plein air painter I find joy in each new area of discovery. Each painting takes on a life of its own with colour movement and lyrical expression. Majority of the work is completed on location.

Solo Exhibitions

2019            fortyfivedownstairs Gallery,MelbourneVictoria

2018            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2017            fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2015            fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2014            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2012            Gallery 34,Yea, Victoria

2012            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2010            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2006            Emporium Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2004            Bruce McFie Fine Art Gallery, Benowa, Queensland

2004            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2002            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2000            Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland

2000            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

1997            Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

1996            Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland

1995            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1992            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1991            Griffith Park Gallery, Condong, Queensland

1990            Warana Festival, Brisbane, Queensland

1988            Bahrain Exhibition, Bicentennial

1988            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1986            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1984            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1982            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

1978            Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW


Federal Parliament Offices, Brisbane, Queensland
John Oxley Gallery, State Library Brisbane, Queensland
Somerset College, Mudgereeba, Queensland
Gold Coast City Council, Queensland

Tweed Head Services Club, NSW
Blacktown City Council, NSW
St. Vincents Hospital, Gold Coast, Queensland
Pan McMillan Press
Somerset College, Gold Coast, Queensland


2011             Art Patron – Cancer Council of Victoria Arts Award

2001-2004    President, Association of Fine Artists Inc. Queensland
1980-1988    Senior Watercolourist Tutor, Kuring-gai Arts Centre, Roseville, NSW