Swett is a native of Southern California. She received a BFA From California State University Fullerton. She began exhibiting her work as a teen and has continued to exhibit while maintaining a variety of art related careers for over 30 years. Working comfortably in several mediums she also enjoys creating both representational work and non objective abstracted work. Her representational work often contains a narrative elements whereas her abstract is a direct response to her love of nature and patterns found under a microscope.
Swett is an award winning visual artist whose talents range from special effects model painter, faux finish expert, set designer and gallery director. Her work has been featured in film and television, private collections and featured in the permanent art collection at California State University Fullerton. She has worked for such entertainment companies at Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Pictures, HBO and many set companies within Los Angeles.
In addition to having a productive career as an exhibiting visual artist in the US and abroad, she assumed the role of Executive Director at the dA Center for the Arts for two years after having served as a board and community member for several organizations within the greater LA area supporting and promoting the arts. She assisted in the development of Artlink, an after school Arts Educational program that served 35 elementary and middle schools in the PUSD, was a member of the Artist Committee for “Absolut Chalk” Pasadena’s Annual Street Painting Festival, and was instrumental in the establishment of an annual chalk event for thr city of Pomona. For more than 13 years she has contributed her talents to the Los Angeles County Fair creating murals and faux finishes throughout the exhibition halls and the Flower and Garden Pavillion. In her spare time she enjoys camping with her husband and son and enjoys participating in what she calls her guilty pleasure…. Chalk and Street Painting. Swett is a true testament to her belief in living life to the fullest through her art!