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Nancy Dodds Gallery
7th and San Carlos
P.O. Box 6016
Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-0346
ndg@nancydoddsgallery.com
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Michael-Che Swisher
Sweet Treats
Sweet Treats
A Keen Nature
A Keen Nature
Old World
Old World
Chick-Chick-A-Dee
Chick-Chick-A-Dee
Laughing Thrush
Laughing Thrush
Taking My Time
Taking My Time
Popping In
Popping In
Set In My Ways
Set In My Ways
Evening Lady
Evening Lady
Onward Thoughts
Onward Thoughts
The Jay
The Jay
Good Day
Good Day
Contemplating the Day
Contemplating the Day
Edgar
Edgar
Osprey Tunes
Osprey Tunes
Everything Nice
Everything Nice
Friendly Fun
Friendly Fun
Little Brother
Little Brother
Adelie Thoughts
Adelie Thoughts
Green Winged
Green Winged
I'm Game
I'm Game
He's a Stunner
He's a Stunner
Hey There
Hey There

 

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Michael-Che Swisher’s work is inspired by her love of animals. As a child, she dragged home very injured squirrel, bunny and bird. She still stops and picks up every lost dog she encounters and volunteers as a wildlife rehabilitator.

Swisher focuses on color, texture and the personality of the animal. She works instinctively and rarely plots out the colors, tools or technique. Using both brush and painting knives, she enjoys moving thick layers of paint around on the canvas. She mixes her colors on both the palette and on the canvas.

At the age of 20, Swisher began her career by painting Ben & Jerry’s murals. Realizing that her mother was wrong and she actually could make a living as an artist, she moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University. She worked as an illustrator for seven years before turning to fine art.

Swisher is owned by four cats and a beagle (the only lost dog not reunited with his family). They often show up in her artwork, along with the beloved songbirds, deer, wild turkeys, lizards, and owls that roam her backyard.