Sheila graduated from Kingston University with a B.A. Hons Degree in Fine Art and won a prestigious Picker Travel Scholarship to visit New York. After undertaking post.
graduate studies at Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, she achieved a PGCE in Art Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
In 1996 Sheila won the Royal bank of Scotland Award at the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, and she has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show. In 1998 she was selected by Art Historian Richard Kendall to show work in the Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
Sheilas work has been purchased by Readers Digest Corporate Collection New York, The Rutherston Collection Manchester and private collections in London the North West, Philadelphia and France.
"My Paintings are about things seen in everyday life, roads, flowers, houses, hills and trees. They are not attempts to copy in specific detail, but to recall some of the shapes, colours and energy from situations observed, in order to make paintings in a personal and imaginative way."
The colour surface and texture of the painting is as important as the imagery used in each work. During each painting session, I work on a number of paintings large and small, sometimes quickly and spontaneously and sometimes with caution and restraint.
The struggle continues until areas of the surface interest me and seem 'right'. At this point the composition and subject become defined, and the painting takes on a life and energy of its own.