Brett Scheifflee, “Awakening,” oil on panel, 12 x 16 in. © RLS 2017

Earth’s atmosphere has such an infinite array of effects on light, diffusing and refracting it to produce vivid colors and muted tones. One contemporary landscape painter is poised to showcase his creative interpretations of fog and mist during a solo show that thrusts gray into a gorgeous spotlight.

From April 7 through April 28, Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina, will present a body of recent works by contemporary landscape master Brett Scheifflee. Titled “For the Love of Gray,” the exhibition is Scheifflee’s painterly exploration of the unique qualities of fog and mist at various times of day. Principally captured in the artist’s former home, an area including the Barrier Islands and Lowcountry marshes, this body of work is not only a representation of the artist’s ability to meticulously render the details of the landscape in which he is immersed, but to do so with a rather limited palette.

Brett Scheifflee, “Morris Island,” oil on panel, 12 x 12 in. © RLS 2017
Brett Scheifflee, “Morris Island,” oil on panel, 12 x 12 in. © RLS 2017

“Like everything we make, desire precedes existence. It seems a love of the soft and subtle must have occupied the thoughts of artists for many, many years and we should be thankful it did, as we now have oil paints,” Scheifflee suggests. “There is no better medium a painter can turn to when they want to convey the subtleties of light, whether it’s the waking beauty of a foggy landscape, or northern light trickling in through an old Dutch house to find a pearl earring.”

Brett Scheifflee, “The Warming Hive,” oil on panel, 11 x 11 in. © RLS 2017
Brett Scheifflee, “The Warming Hive,” oil on panel, 11 x 11 in. © RLS 2017

The gallery adds, “Visitors to the exhibition are given a glimpse into the artist’s world and are provided with paintings that visually communicate the conjured emotions of Scheifflee’s explorative life. The featured paintings with their quiet and subdued palette, draw the viewer to take a closer look.”

To learn more, visit Robert Lange Studios.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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