My large acrylic paintings often start with a vague idea, charcoal lines, or quick brushstrokes. I've collected images that might become a piece of a painting or suggest a mood. The process is most often that of an expressionist. Smaller scale quick study figure paintings are a way to experiment with motion as they are completed in under an hour. The series Jars & Jugs was a way to use the same subject in multiple styles, all in black and white. The spontaneous and intuitive approach is also the way I work on six-foot canvases.
Originally from Chicago, Sheila's studio is now in the Bay Area. She studied painting and drawing at CA Arts & Crafts, large-scale printing at Berkeley City College, and digital art at BCC and Marin colleges. Her paintings have been exhibited in West Coast galleries and at her East Bay Area Open Studio events.