“High Desert 8”
The Joshua Tree Park is a true beauty of nature as well as geological wonder. It has boulders that have been shaped and moved by erosion over millions of years. The resulting colors, shapes, and variety of boulders and hills is one of the most beautiful sites of nature one can see.

New on SchafferArt.com

The High Desert Series


High Desert by Michael Schaffer at SchafferArt

High Desert 1
30″ x 40″ Mixed Media 2023

SchafferArt in New York at the

June 10 – September 2023

210 11th Avenue – Chelsea
(between 24th and 25th Streets)

SchafferArt in New York 2023 Postcard front

Michael Schaffer being interviewed at Art Show Paris 2022 by Eloise Valli of Netflix Paris

“This American artist enchants our eyes and senses with his textured paintings where colours explode almost magically.”
~ Art & Design Magazine, Paris, Feb/Mar/Apr 2020

Welcome to SchafferArt.  My work strives to recognize the complexities of humankind as well as to explore the pleasures or our inner child.  To do this, I employ an organic use of paint, ink, metal, earth, tile, and other materials in an expressionistic style.  That style takes three forms: Interpretive, Figurative, and Abstract.  And while the forms may be different, each piece is infused with texture, color, shape, movement and, I hope, soul.  I invite you to enjoy the variety of my work.  Thanks for visiting.

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Abstract Expressionism

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