Peaceful Landscapes: Art by Yvonne Shaffer
Shadows in the Sand, oil on canvas
Yvonne Shaffer is a painter and set designer based in Meadsville, Pennsylvania. In her painting practice, the artist renders peaceful landscapes with a slightly subdued palette and details that are painted with a loose, slightly gestural hand.
Yvonne’s recent series of paintings of the Bahamas are quite lovely -- her use of pastel colors, like the light blues of the water and sandy tones of the land, furthers the serene quality that she captures in the landscape. Yvonne is especially adept at capturing crashing waves, in a way that’s reminiscent of the works of Frank Kusch.
In our previous feature of Yvonne’s theatrical artworks, we looked at the ways that the artist’s painting style translates into her set painting and design. In the theatre, the artist leaves behind some of the quieter qualities of her works, focusing on creating eye-catching sets that support the actors and the scenes without overwhelming the performance.