From Denver, Colorado, Nancy Switzer paints still lifes of simple, everyday objects such as milk cartons, and spoons, but she especially loves the subject of fish. Her style has changed from highly representational to abstraction, and she applies her paint heavily.
As a child Switzer was encouraged by her mother, an amateur artist. The family was musical, and she and her siblings performed as a quintet and took music lessons in Houston, where they traveled from their home in Freeport. At age 15, she played violin with the Norfolk Symphony in Virginia, and in her 20s, played violin with the Oslo, Norway, Philharmonic.