Deborah Davis Fine Art

43 Deer Drive

Claverack, New York

Phone: 518-828-2939

“Harmony of Color”


August 30 - September 24, 2007


After spending more than ten years in the Orient, H. M. Saffer II has developed a provocative painting style in which east-meets-west with his works on paper and his oil techniques on canvas and panel.  His images are ecological in theme and show his oriental influence in the treatment of trees, sky, plants and water.  His paintings are serene and at the same time vibrant in theme and filled with vivid and bold color.


Speaking of his work, Saffer says that by “combining western techniques with oriental techniques, such as sumi-e painting and the use of Chinese and Japanese colors, I have put my feelings and emotions on paper and canvas.  The use of ‘fude,’ which describes Chinese and Japanese style brushes, give my paintings a different feel.”


After graduating from Temple University Saffer moved to Paris where he became a professional artist and musician.  He has also had successful careers as a songwriter and music producer as well as a chef and restaurateur.


Saffer has exhibited internationally in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Paris, London and across the United States and Canada.  He currently teaches at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the Berkshire Community College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.