Artist Statement

All truth resides in the spontaneity of Nature.

She reveals her secrets by illuminating the smallest details with unexpected light. Although Nature shows us color through light, I, as a painter, must show light through color. As I ask myself, “What color is the light?” usually the answer comes in response to something felt rather than thought.

I begin to compose my work by trusting my instincts in the stroke, the color and the line. My goal is to merge with the creative process and allow the spontaneous rendering to discover the unknown. By keeping my mind open to all possibility of what the work will be, I enter into a silent dialogue with the medium and creative force to become receptive to its counsel.


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    Drawing Strength
    1522 N. American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    February 13 – March 15, 2014

    True Gritt,
    The Poetic Eye of Barbara Schaff

    James A. Michner Art Museum
    138 South Pine Street
    Doylestown, PA 19801
    April 26 – July 24, 2014

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