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.
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.
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.
Eileen's linoprints are printed 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.