Sally Schaedler
For many of us, painting is not a choice; it is an obsession. While I turned to design and illustration as a career for financial reasons. My obsession with painting has never stopped. My paintings reflect challenges and different experiences in my life; however I generally still hold to the view that I would rather not expound on grandiose explanations for painting what I paint. -- Sally Schaedler
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For many of us, painting is not a choice; it is an obsession. While I turned to design and illustration as a career for financial reasons. my obsession with painting has never stopped.

My paintings reflect challenges and different experiences in my life; however I generally still hold to the view that I would rather not expound on grandiose explanations for painting what I paint. I want to allow the viewer to reach their own conclusions and decide what I was thinking or what symbolism might be involved.

Arshille Gorky, Franz Kline, Jasper Johns, Chuck Close, Sam Gilliam, Rufino Tamayo, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Diego Rivera, Frank Stella...there are so many artists who are an influence on my painting.

Frank Stella seemed to say it best, "...I don't like to say I have given my life to art. I prefer to say art has given me my life." In addition to painting, I am a Senior Designer at Amscan Inc., a BFA graduate of Washington University, St Louis Missouri, and have extensive experience illustrating children's books for Random House, Harcourt, Scholastic, Concordia and others.

See more of Sally's art at schaedlerart.com

 

 

Chianti
Acrylic on Canvas 43" x 72"

Connection
Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 37"
Convergence
Acrylic on Canvas 43" x 37"
Jazz Three
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 37"
Mirage
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40"
The Mask
Acrylic on Canvas
25" x 32"
Toledo
Acrylic on Canvas
62" x 41"
Utek
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 37"