Lili Schad

August 30, 1960 - December 20, 2015

Lili Schad

Fine artist, photographer, award winning filmmaker

By Lili Schad - May 2014

Over the past 25 years I have created art using mixed media, film and photography. My work is inspired by a love of nature and adventure, and driven by a passion for the understanding and the healing of the earth and everyone and everything on it.  My objective is to create something, anything, every day that I have the privilege of waking up.

I began my career as a photographer for Warren Miller ski movies, which was a lot of fun and just a little bit dangerous, as we were documenting the start of the extreme sports media phenomenon.  When it was time to move on, I founded Clearwater Films in San Francisco, and for the next 15 years focused on making films to inspire the conservation of the great outdoors. Of course there was a big wave film in there (the first Maverick’s documentary) since old habits do die hard.

Then came my beautiful children and with them, a switch to the creation of fine art, or rather, a passion for making things from nothing that express who and what I am without homage to anything else. I have found a lot of personal meaning in this freedom.

Start a discussion. Come back to my site. Enjoy this moment ‘cause it’s all you got.

As it reads on my studio door (from Thich Nhat Hanh)

Lili Schad

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