Trish Shwart is a Vancouver Island artist whose work focuses on the connection she feels with the natural world, with an acknowledgement that she is part of a society that threatens it. She is interested in the changes brought on by human activities become embedded in the landscape.
Her paintings are a blend of memories, dreams and real-world experiences. Prior to working fulltime as a visual artist Trish worked in interior architecture where she formed an interest in the significance of ‘place’ which continues to be central in her art practice. Trish is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (Gold Medal) and the Emily Carr College of Art (Helen Pitt Graduate Award).
Shwart has shown her work across Canada and in Australia. She has also been actively involved in Victoria, BC (Canada) artist-run centres such as Open Space and Xchanges Gallery.