"Art is two things. A search for a road and a search for freedom.” Alice Neel
Works by artist, Jennie Traill Schaeffer:
Take a Seat works feature relocated chairs, placed in a landscape situated in a way that asks the viewer to stop and "take a seat". Began as a watercolor series; newer pieces are oil.
TeaScapes are meditational environments created through the use of salvaged tea packaging layered with watercolor and gouache.
Garden Watercolors are a collection of mini watercolors featuring the changing hues and growth through the summer of my gardens.
Red Carpet Icons include the several appliances, along with a few baked goods posing on the red carpet. Many of my appliances in past works were sainted with halos.
Optimism pieces celebrate the color yellow, and in particular all were created with Optimism Yellow. They are an ode to happiness, joy, and a more positive outlook on life.
Scapes include pure landscapes mostly completed in oils.
Apron Strings look at the duality of the frock that women have worn for centuries for function and fashion. The apron can both restrict women's roles as well as be tied to freedom of choice to work in the kitchen.
Kitchen Gods include the Kitchen Saints and Sainted Appliances. These tongue-in-cheek domestic portraits explore appliances and other trappings of the household as modern-day icons.