Painting from her studio in the hip neighborhood of Germantown in Nashville, Tennessee, Swarthout explores her work by removing judgment from the creative process and embracing the fluid nature of reacting to paint in natural ways inside and outside of the studio.
She began her art education by attending various institutions and workshops. She studied under Anton Weiss, established artist, who studied under Hans Hoffman. Swarthout’s works are collected by a wide range of private collectors and establishments through the United States.
“Art is a conscious way of life”, Swarthout insists. “I choose to live my life thoughtfully and artfully.