Michael Schaeffer

Artist Statement

When I paint, I have a compelling desire to convey order, balance, and an element of tension. The biggest challenge for me is finding a problem to solve within the painting, whether it is addressed on a conscious or unconscious level. Then I work and rework the piece until it feels complete.

During the painting process, I can be extremely improvisational, working with my intuition. But acting on this alone rarely produces a finished painting. It is when I step back from the work and view it objectively that I can make decisions on how to improve the image. Creating a balance between logic and feeling is essential to creating a successful work of art.

"Great Fricki"

mixed media

48" x 48"

"Leafffy Paralllelll"

mixed media

48" x 48"

"Seasick of Bricks"

mixed media

40" x 40"

*SOLD*

"You"

mixed media

36" x 36"

"Spark I"

mixed media

30" x 30"

"Spark II"

mixed media

30" x 30"

"The Touch Factory"

mixed media

60" x 48"

"Useless Knowledge I"

mixed media on panel

16" x 20"

"Useless Knowledge II"
mixed media on panel

16" x 20"

"Essential Bubble Vomit"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Wrapped Up in Them Illusions"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Snow Bipolar White"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Hand Jobless"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Never Mix Wine with Whiskers"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Peaceful Joe"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Planet Wave Control"

mixed media

5" x 5"

"Sad Horns He Has"

mixed media

5" x 5"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201