Sheila is comfortable in nature. It’s evident in her art; and she hopes her paintings give others an opportunity to visit those places with her. The comfort transfers to her work, and acrylics allow her to start quickly with bold brush marks and layers of translucent colors; techniques that have developed over time and through exploration. Her work can be seen at Michelangelo Fine Art. She is a member of several local art groups including the Federation of Canadian Artist and The Alberta Society of Artists.
Sheila remembers sketching as young as age six, her collection of sketchbooks show the development of a self taught Artist. With a strong desire to explore her creative side she has pursued many artistic challenges over her lifetime including painting murals, constructing classroom props, and since 1999 has committed herself to the fine arts. Spending years developing her understanding of acrylics, oils, and mixed media she enjoys sharing her knowledge; feeling she has something to offer with her methodical approach to learning. Sheila’s own practice is based on a philosophy to paint what you know; the places you’ve been and as a result often works from sketches. She works quickly with bold brush marks, layers of translucent colors, using techniques that have developed over time. Exploration of a subject matter is key in the development of her work.