I am representational artist who focuses on the natural beauty surrounding us. I love working in many different mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic & pastel with a little printmaking thrown in now and then! When the weather permits, I enjoy working en plein air, especially in oils. Growing up, I worked in a small boatyard on Long Island’s south shore, owned by my parents. My dad & I were avid bird watchers. This love of the marine environment and birds continues to this day. Several years ago, my husband and I renovated my childhood home on a canal in Suffolk County, L.I. and I was able to design my “dream studio” during the construction.

Teaching is another passion and I do demos for many art organizations. For the past 18+ years, I’ve taught various media at the Islip Art Museum along with exhibiting at national and regional juried shows, galleries and outdoor festivals.

Currently I am a regional representative for the American Society of Marine Artists. I served as the 3rd Vice President of the prestigious Salmagundi Club, as well as on their Board for 12 years & was the former chair of their Art Committee (the 1st woman to hold this position in the club’s 135+ year history). I’m an elected member of the Pastel Society of America, Audubon Artists, American Artists Professional League and the Salmagundi Club.  I am also a Signature Artist of the North East Watercolor Society and the Baltimore, Rhode Island & Missouri Watercolor Societies.

My work is represented by Gallery North in Setauket, L.I., Trapani Art & Frame, Manhasset, L.I. and Courtyard Gallery in Mystic, CT.


Phone: 631.589.8058          
Email: swayhoward@aol.com
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