Firestorm is exemplary of Sheila’s style, with light pouring through forest canopy, while the underbrush is dark, yet still vivid with colour. Working on large canvases allows Sheila to have freedom with her brushstrokes, which she layers on top of each other quickly “to portray what first excited [her] about the subject,” capturing the landscape “before the feeling dissipated.”
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.