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My goal is to portray, through my paintings, a visual image of the music that we hear and feel through our hearts and minds.

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FRED PAINTING TO MUSIC

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NEWS & EVENTS

EVENTS

50th Annual "Art in the Park"

The Art in the Park Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival will be held on June 3-4, 2017. More than 75 artists and craftspeople display their one-of-a-kind works in the scenic grounds of Heckscher Park. There will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, woodwork, ceramics, fiber arts, and more, available for purchase. Enjoy live music, art demonstration, food vendors, and hands on activities for the whole family.

June 3 and 4 Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-5

70 PAINTINGS IN ONE DAY!!! Fred will TRADE each PAINTING for a bottle of whiskey or wine!!

For Fred's 70th birthday he's going to be painting 70 paintings in ONE DAY!!! Please stop by to see him anytime from 7am to 5pm while he's painting. That'll give you a chance to drop off your bottle of whiskey or wine and register your name for the drawing at 5pm when Fred officially drops his paintbrush and ends his painting for the day. At that time, Fred will begin to pull names from the registration box. The first 70 names drawn will get to chose a painting of their choice. But remember.....YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!!!!! Happy birthday Fred!!!!

Saturday, August 5th, 7am - 5 pm

Fred Swarr

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FRED SWARR

Fred Swarr, a resident of Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania has been an active painter since 1969. He has produced artwork of many different types, primarily in acrylic paint on a variety of surfaces, with a masterful use of colors, rich textures and unique subject matter.

His method of staining, overpainting, collage and painted textures has evolved into his present style of painting to produce "Live" and studio versions of his celebrity subjects.

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PHOTOS

Celebrities & Paintings | Happy Customers | More Happy Customers | And More

Fred with Celebrities
Fred with Celebrities
Fred with Celebrities
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
Fred with Customers
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"Fred's work never ceases to amaze. I purchased an art print of my favorite musician, Bob Dylan, at the Mt. Gretna Art Show and it brings me joy each time I see it!"     -Steve, PA

VIEW FRED'S PAST WORKS

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All of the paintings on this page were inspired by multiple photos of the celebrity and listening to the song that was used in the form of sheet music in the background. All paintings were done with Chroma Atelier's Interactive Professional Artist's Acrylic Paints.

CONTACT

Contact me to do a painting of your favorite celebrity or to purchase any of the paintings that you see on this website.

717-964-2091

301 Bell Ave
PO Box 551
Mount Gretna, PA 17064

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Fred at his Mt. Gretna, PA studio

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MY STORY

The subject matter of my artwork has changed through the years along with my feelings for significant incidents that occurred in my life. My inherent interest in music and musical instruments was triggered by a broken guitar I found while driving along a back road a few years ago. After throwing it in the back of my car and living with it in my studio for a while, I reconnected with the importance of music and the affect it has on our daily lives.

I played drums and other percussion instruments since I was ten years old and have always had music playing in the background while I was creating art.

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Realizing how different styles of music influenced my artwork has helped me make the decision to use it as the subject for my paintings.

I've found that with certain visual art elements and images of musical instruments heard in a song I can create the feeling of a particular style of music or individual song onto a canvas with paint.

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate

   • York College of Pennsylvania
   • Millersville University, Millersville, PA
   • Degree- Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Graduate

   • Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
   • Penn State University
   • Temple University, Tyler School of Art, PA
   • Institute for Personal Effectiveness, PA
   • Degree- Masters in Art Education

Experience

   • Creative Design Director
   • Packaging Designer
   • Graphic Coordinator
   • Screen Printing Manager
   • Silk-Screener
   • Art Instructor
       Elementary School
       High School
       Adult Workshops
   • Freelance Artist
       Drawing
       Painting
       Advertising

Select Clients

   • Multiple Sclerosis Association
   • March of Dimes
   • Schreiber Pediatric Group
   • American Red Cross
   • Oasis Youth Center
   • Serenity House
   • Red Rose Lioness Club
   • Family Service Organization
   • Mount Gretna Historical Society
   • Bridge of Hope
   • WITF Public Television

Permanent Collections

   • York College of PA
   • Millersville University
   • Kutztown University
   • Shippensburg University
   • Indiantown Gap Military Reservation
   • Salem United Methodist Church
   • Zion Lutheran Church
   • Oasis Youth Center
   • Mount Gretna United Methodist Church
   • Private Individuals