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Celebrating the creative life — one canvas, one film, one photo at a time.

We are the Shaffers

Hi! Our house is full of easels, oil paint, film equipment, and animation tables, because we all create. Yep, every single one of us. Come on in…

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Surviving 20 Years as a Character Animator Phil Lockerby

Surviving 20 Years as a Character Animator Phil Lockerby

Animator Phil Lockerby is a highly talented animator who has survived some of the roughest years for 2D character animation. From humble beginnings training at Michael Mills Studio, Phil is among the best animators working today.  He was an animator on The Triplets of...

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A podcast about our family and conversations with our creative friends, colleagues, and heroes. Go to our podcast page to find us on your favorite podcast platform.

John Stobart’s Worldscape

John Stobart’s Worldscape

Maritime painter John Stobart is not just a legendary painter, he's a capable and inspiring teacher. In fact, it was John's Worldscape series that encouraged me to "get out and paint," as he was fond of saying. Painting outdoors is both terrifying and overwhelming if...

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The Stobart Foundation

The Stobart Foundation

Maritime painter John Stobart created The Stobart Foundation with Kensington Stobart Gallery to help young artists make the strongest transition from art education to a professional career. Stobart recognizes the unique needs of that period in an artist's development,...

Why Black and White?

Why Black and White?

With all these great colors surrounding us, why paint in black and white? It almost seems cruel. But actually, it's for their own good. They start out learning tone and value and not having to bother about getting color right. It limits the palette so you have one...

Remington Art Museum

Remington Art Museum

Hmmm, is he thinking about the color palette or how glad he is not to have been born at a time of musket balls and hand-to-hand combat?   We had hoped to start our Saturday scouting out a great Plein air painting site, but the weather didn't cooperate. It happened to...