What’s happening in 2020. I am currently focusing on creating a collection of beautiful Animal Art for Art for Australia, which I shall explain, but let’s recap last year’s influences.

2019 was so exciting having travelled around the coast of England Scotland and Wales in my motor home for six months, following art trails wherever we went and enjoying surprises like the NC 500: North Coast 500 miles around little known areas of Scotland; As well as,Bird sanctuaries and finding unique flora and fauna along our way, it was a delight.  I also visited Antigua, Corfu and Germany so I am lucky to say, my head is filled with all those sites colours sounds smells and images seared into my memory.

All of these elements inform my paintings, as does my passion to help the wildlife on our planet and what better way to express this than through my art. Last year I donated a couple of pieces for Auction, to Care for the Wild – Rhino sanctuary and now am please to be organising a Charity event: ART FOR AUSTRALIA, for WIRES: Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services. Australia’s biggest Animals Rescue service.

We have secured a wonderful venue for what I am sure will be a memorable evening. A group of talented creatives are coming together designing and creating, ready to exhibit and sell on behalf of this charity. Updates can be found on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/heidischaffnerart/

Should you wish to get involved or donate a raffle prize please contact me. Until then I shall be back in my studio, palette knife in hand, oil paints gleaming, creating a collection of Australian Animals, and will be donating from their sales. Smaller acrylic painted canvases can be found: www.instagram.com/heidischaffnerart/  

The larger oil canvases once dry will be scanned and displayed on my website so watch this space.


Event Diary 2020

  • Event: Art for Australia
  • Date: Friday 15th May 7-10 pm
  • Venue: Oad Street Food and Crafts: Function room, Oad St, Borden, Kent ME9 8L
  • Sittingbourne Library Exhibition
  • Date: 17th -29th May
  • Australian/Animal Art

  • A GIFT (vouchers available):

STILL ONLY £25.00pp, I supply everything you need.

Paint Parties and Workshops are happening on these dates: 


PP: November Tuesday 10th & 24th

PP: December Tuesday 8th & Friday 18th


PP: December Wednesday 9th & Friday 18th

FULL DAY WORKSHOP 10-4pm £75.00pp I supply everything you need.

November Saturday 7th (watercolour and Ink a.m.: Autumnal Giraffe/Elephant Painting p.m.)

December Saturday 5th (festive cards/painting a.m.: Acrylic Stag painting p.m.)

COME and join a PAINT PARTY, I’ll supply everything you need, even the wine!
After a fun filled evening in my Covid ready studio you will take away your very own masterpiece.
Visors; gel; gloves and space supplied. Five people plus me = 6 following current Government requirements
£25.00 per person. Which date is best for you?
Numbers are limited so email me with your preferred date and I’ll send you all the info. heidi@heidischaffnerart.com

I’m busy planning but will put some more firm dates in soon…

December Celebrations: Christmas Open Evening: Saturday 12th December 6-9pm you don’t want to miss the Special Discounts; Mince pies and Bubbles at Heidi Schaffner Art, Studio. We would love to celebrate this unusual year and my year of travel inspired art with you all.

Covid precautions will be sustained as usual.