Sheila works on large canvases and depicts nature as she finds it on the periphery of her life. She focuses on evoking the “entire presence, involving the space of emotion, spirituality, temperature and the senses.” Sheila addresses the “battle of the elements, Earth, Sky, and Water,” and incorporates the fourth element, fire, in her work, "Firestorm", shown above.
In And the Sun said Hey (right), there is sense of spontaneity and brightness. The sun shines through in a glowing haze, overtaking the trees and becoming the focal point of the piece. You can almost feel the warmth of the sunlight coming off her paintings, while the coolness of the forest fights against the glowing rays.
Sheila is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, the Colour and Form Society, and the Ontario Society of Artists.