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Paintings by Kent Schafer at Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The UU has been displaying works of artists in various media.

Colorado artist Kent Schafer’s evocative paintings of nature inspire a deeper appreciation of the web of all life.

You are welcome at services held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m There is child care and activities for youth at the same time. The Fellowship is at Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza, just north of the fire station, off North Pagosa Blvd.

Schafer has the Monet touch.

Growing up on the high plains of Colorado near the Kansas/Nebraska border instilled a love of the open expanse, the dramatic displays of weather patterns and a oneness with nature in Schafer’s young life. This love has continued throughout the years. In addition to his A.A. from Pueblo and bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado, Schafer pursued art classes and workshops with noted instructors from Colorado State University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Northeastern Junior College and Colby College of Kansas. In early adulthood, he studied oil color, watercolor, pencil, pastel, design and composition.

Schafer states of his artistic style, “Although too many the plains are plain, hostile and abrasive, there are moments and periods of inspiration. Because there is not ‘continual beauty,’ the mood and sense of the awesome expanse needs to be seen with a sensitive eye. I see much in mountains and plains and seek the subtle and elusive moods in color, time and temperature. I do not attempt to replicate scenes or objects, but rather capture the mood of the setting.”

With numerous community art shows to his credit, and previous exhibits at local galleries in Pagosa Springs, Schafer is moving forward in sharing his talent and the beauty he finds in elusive moments in nature.

Schafer resides in Pagosa Springs. He is a founding artist of Serenity Trail Gallery of Fine Art.