21 X 21 framed Watercolor by Sheila Flanders
BIO & ARTIST STATEMENT
For the past 30 years, I have enriched my life through art and along the way, I’ve learned that to paint is a way to express an appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. If we can just learn to see it, art is a wonderful journey full of new adventures and wonderful friendships.
As an art major, my first formal art training was at Old Dominion University.
Durning this time, I focused on the use of oils and created abstract art. Since then I have studied drawing, oils, watercolors and acrylics at The Torpedo Factory for over 30 years. I have also taken numerous painting workshops in Italy, France, Machu Picchu, Berkshires, Shepardstown, Annapolis, Maine and Bon Secours. All my hard work and study has afforded me the opportunity to exhibit my art in several local and international art shows, as well as hosting four well-received solo shows. I have also been featured in a national magazine.
I feel my work is a style with a mix of old and new, traditional but at the same time contemporary, making my art more authentic and interesting.