California Landscape Painter

Hello! Thank you for stopping by, and as you may already know – I’m Brandon Schaefer. I’m an oil painter currently residing in Davis, CA. I love spending time in and connecting with Nature. My passion is conservation and awareness of the importance of forests and trees – my paintings are the way through which I can express that. If you’d like to know more about me, you can always send me a question by contacting me, or you can see what I’ve been up to lately on my blog.

Biography

I grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, right along the Gulf Coast but throughout my life I was able to visit many other places around the US which helped to nurture my love for nature. In 2005, I lost my home in Hurricane Katrina which strengthened my respect for Mother Nature. I recently moved to Davis, California and fell in love with redwood forests – both coastal and giant sequoias. Currently, I’m visiting and painting these forests and trees every chance I get and in the future my goal is to collaborate with organizations to help further protect these inspiring places and bring more awareness to the importance of their survival.

I’ve been selling my paintings for about 5 years and this year I will be applying to juried shows and other exhibitions throughout Northern and Southern California.

Artist Statement

Going outdoors and reconnecting with mother nature brings me back to life and refreshes my spirit. The thick, damp air of a forest on a summer day. The light breaking through the trees, illuminating the forest floor, creating shapes of light and shadow. It is these moments which inspire me to paint. To capture the solitude. The stillness but also the life. I want my art to reflect that inspiration and connect with those who share love for the trees, the forests and the beauty of nature.

Shows & Events

Aspiring Artists Debut – Juried Exhibition – February 2017, Carmichael, CA
Rocklin Fine Arts Juried Show – February 2017, Rocklin, CA

Awards

Excellence Award – “Giant Sequoia in Snow” – Aspiring Artists Debut – February 2017

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