Artist: Sheila Martin (St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex)
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About The Artist
Sheila Martin has been painting avidly for 12 years. She retired from being a chef 6 years ago and had been working in offices previously. Sheila lived in Kelvedon in Braintree Essex and attended various art classes and progressed from there, before recently moving to St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.
Art is all about emotion, feeling and giving to others. It is such a wonderful thing to do to start from scratch and build up a painting for people to enjoy. So Sheila never did art for a living prior to retirement, but has been able to recently enjoy success and build a reputation to be able to hold solo exhibitions.
She likes to paint in all types of media, she uses pebeo golds and silvers, glitter and masking fluid. When she went to school there were never all these wonderful art colours and medias to hand. Flowers and forests are her main works.
Member of Colchester Art Society, Essex.
Art Tuition For Children
I have a CRB and would like to take them for 2 to 3 hours on a lesson. I feel that what I do helps the brain to focus and stops boredom by painting pictures. I have been commissioned work by various people over the last 2 years
30 October to 7 November - Tree Show at the Star Brewery Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ
A group exhibition celebrating trees in reality and the imagination.
Artists: Peter Messer, Andrew Fitchett, Tom Benjamin, Marco Crivello, Rachel Plummer, Carolyn Trant, Paul Newland, Michael Munday, Rue Asher, Nichola Campbell, Sheila Martin, Mark Munroe-Preston, Emma Jamison, Pauline Devaney, Chris Hill, Harry George Brayne, Sarah Ffitch-Heyes, Tate Paviour, Keith A. Pettit (courtesy of Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art), Neeta Pedersen
I have taken all kinds of art techniques from the courses and use masking fluid and vitro acrylics made by Pebeo to do all kinds of affects with acrylics and watercolours. Mirrored papers and gels to do all sort of 3D Work. Sunflowers, forests, houses.
April 20th - Hobbycraft, Chelmsford, Essex
May 24th to June 21st - Exhibition in Level Best Art Cafe, Colchester, Essex, in aid of Dacon Trust Limited
July 12th - Exhibition with 20 of my pictures in Lopping Hall, Loughton, Essex
August 31st - Taught patients at Horatio Gardens in Stoke Mandeville Hospital another one booked for 27th October
October 13th - Demonstration at 'Colourful Weekend' Event at Green Island Gardens, Colchester, Essex
2007 - 2018
2009 Dartmouth Devon Paul Riley Art Course Watercolours
2015 St Ives School of Painting - Studied oils with Gary Long
2016 April - Art Course with Susan Boddy
2016 May - Tuscany Italy with the St Ives School of painting with Gary Long
2016 April - Solo Exhibition in Colchester Library 20 paintings
2017 August - Art Demonstration in Tindells
2017 June - John Birch lessons in watercolour and watercolour pencils
2017 Course at St Ives Cornwall Painting School - Turner style
2018 August - Art demonstration Hobby Craft Epping Forest, Essex
2018 Studied with Michelle Webber Watercolours
2018 August - Hobbycraft Demonstration
2018 November - Hobbycraft Demonstration