"Painter of Music"
Mixed Media and Collage
Both music and art have been a driving force throughout her life, and combining the two passions into a series of artworks has been a natural extension allowing her to express a dynamic style and energy. Schafer has been a professional artist over 17 years, galleries representing her are Maggie May's, Bay St. Louis, Miss., Fraga, New Orleans, La., Artworks, Richmond, Va., and New Harmony Contemporary Art Gallery, New Harmony, Ind..
She has exhibited most notably in the Smithsonian Museum's Museum on Main Street program, and at William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Meridian Museum of Art, Gulf Coast Community College, and Meridian Community College. She is a member of the Mississippi Art Colony, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Del Ray Artisans and The ARTs Hancock County. Her works reside in collections at the Meridian Community College and Omni Royal Orleans.
She has been published in "Katrina, Reflections of Mississippi Women," "Walking on Water," "The Art of the Storm, a documentary film," Art in America, Art Gulf Coast, Florida Tech Today, Where, and Times Picayune.
Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla. where concurrently, she attended adult art studies at the Brevard Art Center and Museum.