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
- August/September dates TBC: Exhibition of Animal collections
- Gallery in a Shed Brierlow
- Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9PY
- Sittingbourne Library Exhibition
- Date: 17th -29th May
- Australian/Animal Art
Paint Parties and Workshops are happening:
PP: Wednesday 23rd September 7-9.30pm
PP: Friday 9th October 7-9.30pm
I’m busy planning but will put some more firm dates in soon…
December Christmas. Keep an eye out for dates, you don’t want to miss mince pies and bubbles at the Heidi Schaffner Art, Studio. We would love to celebrate my year of travel inspired art with you all.