S.M. Shifflett

1619617_10152753554808774_54729922165127329_nResiding in San Francisco, S.M. Shifflett’s pieces are rich, detailed, realistic paintings. With an emphasis on transgender and queer themes and a range in subject matter from fetishes, tattoos and the human form, Shifflett’s body of work pushes boundaries, hoping to affect people at a very deep, visceral level, and hoping to expose audiences to a part of society that is real, beautiful and should be more readily accepted and embraced.

Images that make the artist feel are those that reflect the human condition. Such images transcend time, language and culture. When an image is compelling, it is possible to feel connected to the artist. Shifflett knows what it feels like to want to create such art: to express what is innately human, to break through the jaded shell our society has imposed on us and make those who view the art feel something. The quest is to arrange pigment on a flat surface and make the viewer feel as strongly when looking into the eyes of a Caravagio or a Van Gogh, to speak where language falls short.

Shifflett’s paintings are prized by internationally collectors.  It is typical that new works are sold prior paintings ever leaving the easel.

 

Rabbit Hunter by SM Shifflett | Painting | Oil on Canvas

Rabbit Hunter by SM Shifflett | Painting | Oil on Canvas

Adventure of Red Shoes by SM Shifflett

Adventure of Red Shoes by SM Shifflett | Painting | Oil on Board | Inquire for Dimensions

Dottie in the Bird by SM Shifflett

Dottie in the Bird by SM Shifflett

Baccus by SM Shifflett

Baccus by SM Shifflett | Painting | Oil on Canvas | Inquire for Dimensions

Tanya by SM Shifflett

Tanya by SM Shifflett | Painting | Oil on Canvas | Inquire for Dimensions

Mink by Suzanne Shifflett

Mink by Suzanne Shifflett | Paintings | Oil on Canvas |  Inquire for Dimensions