Description Station 23 is a traditional fire station in a Northwest Florida small town. The scene was painted during the mid-summer in the evening hours when the sun brought the trucks out of the shadows. It had been raining a lot and just for fun, I painted the reflection of the station from the street. The crew liked it and dark clouds were added to fit the scene. Thanks to the 'B shift' for helping me stage the scene. The fire station is scheduled for demolition. The original painting is oil on canvas 32 x 20 in.
Scott Shiffer Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Born in the United States. Living and traveling throughout the United States and to many foreign places has given a special opportunity to appreciate a variety of cultural arts. Spending years in Asia, the Pacific islands, and later Europe has given me a greater appreciation of the ebb and flow of life around our world. The echoes of cultural experiences have a strong influence of my work. For decades, studying in the studios of life, my art is but an expression of life.
Current Exhibition: Pensacola Museum of Art (www.pensacolamuseumofart.org) As part of a juried exhibition, "Shadows in the Sahara" will be displayed through the first week of August, 2008. You can see this painting on my website at http://www.scottshifferstudio.com