Colin Schildhauer

An exploration en plein air capturing light and shadow amidst Earth’s natural environments

Colin Schildhauer

A Californian floating amidst the roaring 40s in Hobart, where I live, paint and recently acquired a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tasmania. Rugged coastlines, gondwanic temperate rainforest, and unique wildlife were the impetus for my travels. I’ve become spellbound by the unfamiliar textures, colors, and patterns of the Tassie land and seascapes.

While navigating desolate country roads,
painting en plein air between bush walks and erratic weather,
Tasmania continuously leaves me in awe.

I hope to express these experiences in my paintings while also preserving images of the beautiful yet slowly vanishing natural landscapes.


Colin Schildhauer shares Studio 227 with emerging artists Abigail RotheryCourtney Simpson and Josef Fazackerley.

Image Credits: Colin Schildhauer