SCADLast weekend, while wandering around the Market Square Festival in downtown Portsmouth, NH (one of my favorite places) I stumbled upon Jay Schadler’s gallery.  I was drawn in by the remarkable photographs on canvas that graced the gallery’s windows, and was blow away by what I saw inside.

About Jay Schadler: “Jay Schadler is a two-time Emmy Award winning journalist, photographer and artist. He has been a correspondent and anchor for ABC News for 28 years, reporting for all major platforms including 20/20, PrimeTime, Good Morning America, World News and Nightline. His art is a natural expression of a lifelong traveler who’s seen both the grit and greatness of life. The deeper you look into reality the more mystery there is to see. Jay’s art is a lot like that.”

Walking into the gallery, I was greeted by a large print of Mr. Schadler’s iconic work, “Sweeper Man” (above right) and then by the artist himself.  Mr. Schadler was gracious and explained his process and took time to show me a few images that resonated with my sensibilities.

As a budding artist myself, and one who works with photography, Mr. Schadler’s work was very inspirational and I love most of it. 

I will definitely be back to the Schadler gallery soon.

Visit Jay Schadler’s website here.