Renowned American Realist Painter Brett Scheifflee Presents "By the Water" Exhibition at Robert Lange Studios

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Robert Lange Studios is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated solo exhibition of acclaimed American realist painter Brett Scheifflee, titled "By the Water." The exhibition will open its doors to the public on April 5th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, offering an immersive journey through Scheifflee's captivating depictions of oceans, creeks, lakes, and marshes, predominantly from the Southern region.

Brett Scheifflee's artistic prowess lies in his ability to transport viewers to serene waterside locales through his masterful brushstrokes and keen attention to detail. With a distinctive style that melds realism with an emotive essence, Scheifflee's paintings evoke a profound sense of tranquility and introspection, inviting spectators to immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity of the natural world.

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"By the Water" serves as a testament to Scheifflee's profound connection with aquatic landscapes, showcasing a diverse array of paintings that capture the essence of coastal life. From the tranquil shores of southern beaches to the lush marshlands teeming with life, each artwork encapsulates the artist's deep reverence for the interplay between land and water.

"We are thrilled to host Brett Scheifflee's solo exhibition, “By the Water,’” at Robert Lange Studios," says Robert Lange, owner, and curator of the gallery. "Scheifflee's unparalleled ability to capture the ethereal beauty of aquatic environments is truly remarkable. Through his evocative compositions, he transports viewers to idyllic settings where they can momentarily escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life."

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to be mesmerized by Scheifflee's intricate portrayal of light dancing upon rippling waves, the vivid hues of sunset casting a golden glow across the horizon, and the serene stillness of marshlands at dawn. Each painting is a testament to Scheifflee's dedication to his craft and his unwavering passion for the natural world.

Join us on April 5th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the opening reception of "By the Water," where guests will have the opportunity to meet Brett Scheifflee in person and experience the beauty of his artwork firsthand. The exhibition will run until April, offering art enthusiasts ample time to immerse themselves in Scheifflee's mesmerizing portrayal of coastal landscapes.

INTERVIEW with the Artist for "By the Water":
As a painter, I've been focused on landscapes for a long time now, but I've never felt as confident painting water as other subjects.  I think that is natural enough for a person from the wooded part of Western, NY and despite living in the "low country" for 2 years, I've always felt more like a tourist in such places than I'd like to.  Although this has slowly changed, in choosing to do this show, I wanted to force myself to examine these aspects of the landscape in every piece so that I might grow as an artist and increase my visual vocabulary so to speak.  It's not just depicting water, which is challenging enough -- it's the changes in plant life, humidity, trees and the contour of the land that makes such scenes believable.
Throughout the past few years, I have been drawn to coastal waterways more and more in my work -- I find them to be such malleable subjects.  Personally speaking, I think that their beauty doesn't announce itself as loudly as a spectacular mountain range, but it trickles into you over time.  The coastal edges of the south seem to be equipped with their own tidal eraser that moves over the land and makes changes in what is visible, or sweeps away some of what was there the day before.  It has a calming effect that I hope transfers over to the viewers, each day seems to begin a little more fresh in such places.  Here in the north, we have similar features, but I think the lakes are what truly stand out, especially the smaller ones tucked between old mountains.  Those who know them, learn to read the water like a familiar novel and because of their relative seclusion, seem to hold memories, rather than release them with the tide. 
Any artist's painting process is something that slowly evolves over time and I think it's common for young painters to take longer with their subjects and as they learn to say what needs to be said.  I've spent years putting in that work and these days, I think harder about how I can tweak or alter my subject to be a better version of itself, if need be.  Sometimes that means using my knowledge from previous pieces to alter the sky entirely, or changing a scene from afternoon light to an enchanting moonrise at twilight.  This is an enjoyable tightrope to walk, because if you do it right, no one thinks you changed anything at all. 
I paint because I think it was always in the cards for me, I'm not sure if that's fate, luck...a curse, haha --  who can say?  When we are young there are lots of keys presented to a whole bunch of new doors, maybe we keep walking down the halls of the ones we find to be comfortable and challenging.  I can confidently say that I'm a landscape painter because I find this planet of ours to be just that breathtaking, how lucky are we to call it home -- maybe if everyone took time to stop and examine it, they might respect it that much more, or find that a part of their being that was dormant is calling out.

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