Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
The Carolina blue sky, so crystal-clear, is reflected in a high tide pool of an endless marsh. There is a peaceful feeling to this quiet painting. Schrieffer conveys the impression of great depth using soft color changes and natural landscape lines. Contrasting colors of the reflection pool catch the viewers eye. It is Schrieffer's masterful handling of the soft floating cloud that unifies the composition of the painting as a whole.
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.