Alyssa Schmidt

American, b. 1980 Cleveland, OH, based in Brookline, VT

About Alyssa Schmidt

Alyssa Schmidt

Full Old Moon Behind Clouds

2018

Oil on canvas

11 x 13 in

$200

Alyssa Schmidt

Something Simple and at Peace

2018

Oil on panel

12 x 9 in

$200

Alyssa Schmidt

Ice Fishing Shacks in Brattleboro

2018

Oil on panel

8 x 13 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

West Dummerston Covered Bridge

2018

Oil on panel

8.75 x 12 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

Winter Trees on Hill from Brattleboro

2018

Oil on panel

9 x 11.5 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

Sitting Train, Conn. River, Bellows Falls, Spring

2018

Oil on panel

8 x 10 in

$250

Alyssa Schmidt

Putney Mountain Ridge

2018

Oil on panel

9 x 12 in

Sold

Alyssa Schmidt

Sugar Maple in Winter

2018

Oil on panel

11.5 x 9 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

Pruned Peach Tree

2018

Oil on canvas

13 x 11 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

Birch Tree Out Bathroom Window

2016

Oil on panel

11 x 8 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

Shed in the Backyard

2017

Oil on panel

8 3/4 x 12 in

$300

Alyssa Schmidt

Beech Forest Hill Above Path

2005

Oil on panel

9.5 x 7.75 in

$250

Alyssa Schmidt

Puddles in Parking Lot

2005

oil on panel

6 x 4.5 in

$200

Alyssa Schmidt

Pine Tree from the Railroad Bed

2005

Oil on canvas

19 x 14.5 in

$600

Alyssa Schmidt

Pilgrim Monument Spring

2005

oil on panel

13 x 9 in

$250

Artist’s Statement

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“These are the day to day things I see, and live with.  They are exceptional, because there is something about what I see to which I go back to again and again.  They are mundane, as they can be easily passed over during a day or a lifetime as the all too familiar.  

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My work involves a balance of time that is incredibly planned, and very much spontaneous.  For example, I only have a certain time of year if I want to paint tree branches before the leaves develop.  When I want to paint a morning shadow instead of an evening one, I need to study the shadows, and plan accordingly.  I have to be familiar with what each season brings, as textures, daylight, and time passes.  This is a practice I enjoy, and which keeps me calm.  It is something personal, and very simple. “

- Alyssa Schmidt

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Biography

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Alyssa Schmidt works on site, painting and drawing what the artist sees as her place in the world: a perspective of Schmidt’s careful, mindful daily practice of noticing and observing.  Through the changes the artist sees in the context of a day to a year, from seed growth to weather, to her own aging; Schmidt finds newness in what may otherwise be overlooked as the mundane.  

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Schmidt’s working practice is fluid and easily transportable allowing the artist, along with her patient observation of time, to bring the balance of spontaneity to carefully planned compositions.

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