Snow leopards, white tigers, elephants and lions; the earth, the moon, galaxies and nebulas; these are the subjects that leap off a Schimmel canvas and into the hearts of those who see his work.
For over twenty years now, Schimmel has been painting in a style uniquely his own, expressing on canvas his love and awe for this incredible planet, its animals, and the universe that brought them into being.
Schimmel knew early on that he longed to be an artist, in part because his father was a well known water-colorist and art instructor. As a young child, Schimmel would sit and watch his father paint, fascinated by the creative process. By the time he was in his teens, Schimmel began taking formal lessons at his father's art school in Phoenix, Arizona. Soon Schimmel began teaching classes of his own and continued teaching for over seven years, while at the same time developing his own artistic talents as a landscape painter.
From the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties Schimmel's reputation as a landscape painter continued to grow. As the years passed, however, he became more and more creatively restless. No longer satisfied to be just another landscape artist, Schimmel embarked on a creative and spiritual quest to develop his own unique style of art that would send a powerful environmental message to others.
The result of this period of exponential growth led to the style of painting he is known for today.