Eileen Schaer

Eileen Schaer

This website - showcases a fascinating selection of artwork by Eileen Schaer. Born in Liverpool in 1948 she is a self taught intuitive painter acknowledged for her powerful and original poetic vision. Eileen's magical paintings depict a colourful dreamlike world. At first glance her paintings would appear childlike but it is precisely this quality of innocent spontaneity that her admirers and collectors like so much. She regards the characters that appear in her paintings as being from an ongoing story that imaginatively unwinds mysterious dramas.

Gouaches

Eileen's small gouaches do not follow a particular tradition rather she explores her own direction. Normally she works on Saunders Waterford heavyweight paper often building up varied layers to achieve the required effect.

  • 'Man Resting'

    Gouache on Paper 28 cms x 32 cms (unframed)

  • 'Dreamy Skies'

    Gouache on Paper 28 cms x 32 cms (unframed)

  • 'Moonlight'

    Gouache on Paper 28 cms x 32 cms (unframed)

  • 'Birdsong'

    Gouache on Paper 28 cms x 32 cms (unframed)

  • 'Dawn'

    Gouache on Paper 28cms x 32 cms (unframed)

  • 'Head in the Clouds'

    Gouache on Paper 28cms x 32 cms (unframed)

Lino Prints

Eileen's linoprints are handprinted in limited editions of 75. The skill and detail of these prints are self evident. All are black and white which only adds to their magical and illuminative qualities.

  • 'Three Men and a Cat'

    Linoprint 41 cms x 37 cms

  • 'The Embrace'

    Linoprint 41 cms x 37 cms

  • 'The Rookery'

    Linoprint 41 cms x 37 cms

  • 'Flying'

    Linoprint 41 cms x 37 cms

  • 'Lady on a Donkey'

    Linoprint 41 cms x 37 cms

  • 'Lady Flying'

    Linoprint 41 cms x 37 cms

Acrylics

Schaer usually paints on Board sometimes incorporating collage used sparingly juxtaposed within the composition. The characters that appear in her paintings are often portrayed extending outside of the frame perhaps continuing their journey into unexplored territory.

  • 'Lady and a Tiger'

    Acrylic on Board 74 cms x 61 cms

  • 'The Chapel'

    Acrylic on Board 52 cms x 46 cms

  • 'Jonah and the Fish'

    Acrylic on Board 74 cms x 61 cms

  • 'Two Men in a Boat'

    Acrylic on Board 52 cms x 46 cms

  • 'Travelling on a Seagull'

    Acrylic on Board 46 cms x 38 cms

  • 'Cats Hiding in a Tree'

    Acrylic on Board 22 cms x 24 cms