Gloria (Gaulke) Swanton

Gloria Diane Gaulke was born August 3, 1939 in Joseph, Oregon to parents Beulah & Selwyn Gaulke and brother Gary Gaulke. She attended Welches Grade School and graduated from Sandy Union High School in 1957.
In 1967 she married Thomas Swanton. Together they had daughter Tahnee Swanton in 1968. When she divorced, she changed her name to Gloria Swan.
Gloria attended Chouinard Art Institute (now Cal Arts) in Los Angeles as an illustration major in the Bachelors of Fine Art program. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in general studies and art from Portland State University in 1980, followed by a Master’s of Teaching in art education from Lewis & Clark College in 1985. Gloria was a public school art teacher for twenty years in Sandy, Oregon at Cedar Ridge Junior High School.
Gloria Gaulke Swan is a published author and illustrator who lived and worked in New York City and from her home in Oregon. Her first book, A DAY WITH MY PETS, can still be found and was reissued again as WHERE IS MY SHOE? It was also printed in two anthologies.
Gloria was also a fine artist in galleries, art shows and private commissions. Gloria's art is owned across the US, Hawaii, Australia and Europe. Her illustrations have been in the New York Society of Illustrators show. Her art is on permanent display in the Department of Agriculture building in Washington DC and in Portland, Oregon at the Washington Park Zoo. Gloria's deep love of nature, animals, and especially horses, inspired her artwork. Wildlife and horses were the subject of most of her beautiful art which can be seen at
Gloria (Gaulke) Swanton
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