When not singing in a band or making experimental Super 8 films, Geraldine Swayne creates miniature and large scale figurative paintings from a mix of found images and her own photographs. Though she uses a range of materials, Swayne is best known for her small-scale paintings in enamel on copper and aluminum panel. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, and won a Northern Arts Travel Award in 1989 that allowed her to shoot Super 8 films about Voodoo in New Orleans. Swayne’s paintings depict people engaging in everyday activities, including uncomfortable or taboo acts such as spanking, as in Using a hairbrush (2014). She has held a number of teaching positions at art schools in the U.K., and her work is held in the collection of the Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art in Stockholm.