(Excerpt from https://www.scheicher.cc/)
Harald Scheicher (*1959) has been a practical cash doctor in Völkermarkt since 1987. Inspired by his grandfather Werner Berg, he found plenty of time to paint during his school days. After initial experiments on cardboard and wood fibre board, all paintings have been painted with oil paints on canvas since 1978, with the artist often incorporateing the appeal of the unprimed linen into the image effect.
In five decades, more than 1,700 oil paintings were produced. While the theme of Harald Scheicher’s early paintings is mainly man – often in existential borderline situations – since the mid-1980s, the landscape has been at the centre of the painterly work. Since the late 1970s, Harald Scheicher’s landscapes and flower paintings have been created exclusively outdoors, directly in front of the motif, in a process-oriented examination of visual impression.
Again and again, unpainted released parts of the image surface give the viewer the feeling of still participating in the creation of the image. From Zell Pfarre over the Jauntal with the Drava and its lakes to Diex and Bleiburg, the painter repeatedly describes his closer region, whose juxtaposition of high mountains and wide valley areas, mountain streams and bathing lakes offers the painter almost inexhaustible pictorial motifs.