Ricky Schaede

My artwork is an exploration of my fascination with the mysteries of the universe, its origins, and our place within it. I believe each person has their own unique imagination, an entire world inside filled with characters, feelings, colours, and experiences.  As an artist, I have the privilege of sharing my world with others.


I work primarily with acrylics, but often use oils and egg tempera, india ink, graphite, and modelling clay.  My close attention to detail results in a very repetitive and meditative painting process, with pieces taking dozens to hundreds of hours to complete.  It is my fascination with the minute details of life which compels me to look closely at each tiny space in my works of art, filling each space with an element of detail to create the larger components in the work.