Silvi Schaumloeffel was born in Germany but now lives and works in Oxfordshire. She is an expressive painter, trained in classic and contemporary oil painting. Her aim is to express something personal, subjective, and emotive in a unique, painterly, and abstracted way. She revels in the manipulation of the paint itself and makes the fullest use of its sensuous properties. Her application of paint, mark marking, and exceptional sense of colour combined, express her emotions and responses to the subject. Silvi uses impasto to give her paintings a sensual texture but also a feeling of energy and movement.
The foundation of her work is in the continued study of the historic context, varied techniques, and artistic evolvements of old and modern masters. Expanding her understanding of the tradition of oil painting is an important element to her work. By applying these techniques and her own original thinking and gestural brushwork to her work, she creates expressive contemporary paintings and unique pieces of work. Her technical focus is on expressive mark making, gesture and colour relationships.