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Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Blackbird on Black Gouache on found paper. Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Blackbird on Black Gouache on found paper. Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Paula Swisher is an American artist, professor at the University of Kutstauna, Pennsylvania. Talented people are talented in many things. She combines two worlds of the creative and the technical. The hand-drawn mark, grid-based design, and infographics are all things that keep her excited. Her colorful pencil and gouache drawings of beautiful birds on found paper – technical drawings, diagrams, old book pages, mails are impressive. Paula Swisher herself says that she creates “visual metaphors”. Paula Swisher teaches Web Design in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Paula holds an M.F.A. in Painting from Clemson University and a B.A. in Art from Houghton College.

Anthropometry

Anthropometry. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Bluebird

Bluebird. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Blue-ink-pen Implementation

Blue-ink-pen Implementation. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Blue-ink-pen flying left

Blue-ink-pen flying left. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Bluejay bluelines

Bluejay bluelines. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Blue lavender cyan

Blue lavender cyan. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Cerulean line Graph

Cerulean line Graph. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Euro Finch

Euro Finch. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Falcon

Falcon. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Meadow lark. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Red background errors. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Red cover. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Sparrow. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Sparrow beaks. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Vulture BofA. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

Birds on found paper by Paula Swisher

Yellow highlight finch. Pencil and gouache drawing by Paula Swisher

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