"When I paint, I have a compelling desire to convey order, balance, and an element of tension. The biggest challenge for me is finding a problem to solve within the painting, whether it is addressed on a conscious or unconscious level. Then I work and rework the piece until it feels complete.
During the painting process, I can be extremely improvisational, working with my intuition. But acting on this alone rarely produces a finished painting. It is when I step back from the work and view it objectively that I can make decisions on how to improve the image. Creating a balance between logic and feeling is essential to creating a successful work of art." -Michael Schaeffer