Sheila Evans has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of her life and worked as a professional artist for over 25 years. After several years of exclusive work in pastel, she began painting in oil, expanding her subject matter to include still life and animals in addition to her original botanical and landscape work. In 2016, Sheila added kiln-fired enamel on metals to her repertoire and now works regularly in all three mediums.
Recently, animals and especially birds have become the primary focus of Sheila’s work:
“For me and many others trying to escape the monotony of lockdown, interest begat obsession when it came to birding. Life lists, bird books, identification apps, cameras, long lenses, and thousands upon thousands of photos took over every available space, whether physical, mental, or digital. This recent collection of work, using only my photos as reference, celebrates a combination of old friends and recent discoveries who brought me joy in a difficult time.”