I am a Grand Rapids, Michigan based artist and have a studio located in the historic Heritage Hill Castle. I am an abstract painter and I work primarily in acrylics. I provide artwork for both residential and commercial settings. St. Mary's Hospital, The West Michigan Symphony and Grand Valley State University are a few examples of commercial spaces that have my artwork as part of their permanent collection. My work focuses on the cosmos and multiple viewpoints of earth’s surfaces to explore the emotional landscape of the human experience. I am drawn to abstraction in my painting because it omits form and representation thereby removing our tendency to categorize. Color, texture, and movement take over as the avenue of expression. I use techniques of layered color blocking, fluid paint methods, and controlled textured mediums to engender vibrancy and a sense of viscosity to the work.
Sheila's ArtPrize Entries
These are Sheila's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Sheila's Past Work
These are images of past work that Sheila has done.