American painter Phyllis Shafer lives and works in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin region. Although her formative years as an artist were spent in New York and the San Francisco Bay area, over the past two decades she has worked primarily in the American West to develop a style of landscape painting that is uniquely her own. Shafer’s profound love for her subject matter is unquestionably authentic, reminiscent of another extraordinary artist of the American West, Georgia O’Keeffe. We are fortunate that Shafer has dedicated her considerable artistic talents and energies to researching the beauty and mystique the west and sharing these luminous discoveries with us. She is an original.