Works of Art
Eric Schreffler was born in 1968 in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Growing up, he was surrounded by music. His mother, Dorothy, played piano, and his brother and uncles played guitars. Eric, his brother Scott, and his cousins would play musical instruments and sing at every family reunion.
Eric was also a great art student in school where his high school art teacher told him that he had an amazing artistic ability and that he should pursue art as a career. Instead, he joined the United States Air Force.
In the military, Eric and his fellow servicemen played in various bands. He was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina where he met his wife of 19 years, Tracy. Together they have two wonderful sons, Dylan and Dalton. He and his family still reside in N.C. Eric has a B.S. in Information Technology and has worked in this field for the past 17 years.
Still, the need to release his creativity existed. His love for art and music blossomed.
Starting out painting abstract pieces, he discovered that the type of music could and would change the dynamic of the colors and movement of the piece. He pursued using the music as an engine for discovery. Painting titles came from the songs heard during the process.
Airbrushing came later after the desire to do some more realistic pieces. Eric studied under Dru Blair, the leader in photo-realistic airbrush painting.
Eric has two painting styles to choose from in his playbook. One is very detailed and very rewarding. The other is random, fun, fast, and messy, but just as rewarding.
The biggest trick for me has always been to mix the two styles. I continue to push for something new, different, and, most importantly, beautiful.
The ability to fuse music into his art has given Eric a fantastic style that blends music and art. His works are created using several different media, including airbrush, stencil, collage, and music – all on canvas.