Sheila has had a lifelong interest in art. Although mostly self-taught, she has studied with such Canadian artists as Peter Davidson, Robert Percival and Russel Jamison. Numerous workshops and books have also added to her development as an artist. In 2009 she began painting full time. Her facebook page is facebook.com/Art of Sheila Howell. Her web-page is; www.artofsheilahowell.com
Although known for her florals and landscapes, Sheila has been developing a large body of abstract and surrealistic work. Her paintings are featured in many collections throughout Canada, The United States, and England. She has shown her work in several group shows and Canadian Galleries including LaBoeheme, The Fundy Gallery of Art, The Jailhouse Gallery , Dunhams Run Winery and NAS Gallery.. She is currently painting full-time from her studio at 156 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, where she teaches small classes and private lessons. Sheila is also available to speak to local groups and does this on a volunteer basis.
Artist Statement: 'I need to paint both what I see and what I feel. I need to be excited by what I'm working on. As an artist I need a lot of flexibility in both style and medium to convey my message. I love feedback and comments. To me art is communication and not complete until it's viewed.'