Birgit Schal Art

Acrylics are a versatile but  a fairly new medium for art . As  an artist I prefer  these  long-lasting, non-toxic, fast-drying,  contemporary and environmentally friendly paints over the use of oil paints. Finishes created by acrylics are close to oil and watercolour paints. Acrylic paints are  ideal for mixed media work and can easily be mixed with other mediums like watercolours, oil paints, inks or charcoal, wax,  pencil and pastels.


"Birgit's use of colour, contrast and imagination is refreshing and inspiring. She is a talented artist and we proudly display her artwork in our office and receive numerous compliments from our clients and visitors." TD-Waterhouse

Birgit is active in her community, and has donated several pieces of art for the Kitchener Blues Festival charity auction.

From the Artist

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he [or she] did, he would cease to be an artist." -Oscar Wilde

In art lays the freedom to be yourself. To take clues from our planet and transform a blank surface "freely" into something beautiful, colourful and creative is a very rewarding task. In abstract art  there is more than the eye can see. It is inspiration for the mind that influences individual interpretation. More rewarding than creating a piece of art is to see someone else loving and enjoying it. A great piece of art transforms, enhances and enriches any wall, space or home.

Artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) is my inspiration . He was one of the earliest abstract artists.  Still to today he is considered one of the most influential abstract artists. He expressed form and colour in a non-representational way; painting from memory, emotions and imagination.

Bio - Birgit Schal

Born in Germany, Birgit Schal developed a passion for visual art at an early age, which manifested itself in drawings done in charcoal, pencil and pastels. The geography and architecture of Germany provided visual stimulation to this young student. Birgit spent years traveling the globe until settling in Canada in 1981. While exploring other countries and cultures, little pieces of those experiences have served to enrich her art. Birgit has participated in silkscreening and printmaking workshops.

She believes that art is not only for the eye but, more importantly, for the soul. Combining her innate creativity and passion with an inspired talent, she produces many pieces in several media types by layering and intermixing acrylic paints, often mixed in with images drawn in charcoal and/or pastels.  Birgit also uses spray-paints, reclaimed and/or organic materials and has recently started creating upcycled art pieces, to lessen the footprint on the environment.

Birgit  worked with artist Jon Tobin, developing skills in traditional drawing and painting.

For traditional drawings and paintings please visit: www.birgitschalart.com

Birgit Schal

Art Works

Please contact Birgit for more information on any of her pieces.

Photography by: Justin Russo

Art for your Home

Selecting art is exciting, but it can be confusing and overwhelming due to the vast variety of art pieces out there to choose from.

What is the perfect piece for you and your home? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you find the right piece of art that fits not only your home, but also your personality and style.

Albert Einstein: " Imagination is more important than Knowledge". With this in mind, ask yourself a few questions:
What do you consider the perfect piece?
What kind of art do you like?
What is your personality, style, taste?
Do you like colour?
Where is the art supposed to go to display it's best effects in your home?
How will it fit in with the rest of your decor?

Art should speak to you

Some art pieces attract us right away, we fall in love at first sight. Other pieces take time to acquire a taste for.

Art enhances your home

Art has energy and life and adds a presence to a home that reflects the spirit of the homeowners.
A beautiful house packed with furniture and possessions seems empty without art on the walls.
A room without furniture and only the art left still expresses life and energy.

Let art define your space

Let art shine and be the star. Define your space by creating a focal point. A focal point could be a single painting, a pairing or even a multitude of paintings hung on a wall!
The art is supposed to draw you in!
A big painting could be placed on a smaller scale wall. It will make a great statement and give the art piece an even stronger sense of presence. But remember if the art is too large it will overwhelm the room.
A few small pieces on a large wall will look underwhelming. Art that is too small will be lost and look out of proportion. The impact and beauty of an art piece can be weakened in the wrong surrounding.
Know where to place your art.

Hanging your art

Paintings should be hung with the center of it at eye level. If in doubt, hang your art lower than too high.