Welcome to My Studio

Art is a journey, and I hope you will join me in my travels as I paint intriguing spots in Michigan and Florida, where I make my summer and winter homes, and other places along the way.

I have a passion for painting on location "en plein air" and enjoy meeting the people who stop by to watch me work.

My love of art extends to photography and jewelry as well.  When I'm not on the prowl for the next great painting spot, I just might be on the hunt with my husband, Wayne, to find the next great scenic or wildlife shot, or in my workshop creating enameled silver jewelry.

Hope to see you on the trail!  -- Sheila

Latest Journeys

Paint Grand Traverse
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August 13 is the kickoff of Paint Grand Traverse, a plein air painting competition featuring nationally recognized plein air painters. This open air competition takes place across the Grand Traverse region for the... Read More

New Mexico Painting Trip Part 2
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New Mexico Painting Trip Part 2   After the first day painting at our rental house, we ventured out to Abiquiu on Tuesday to take a tour of one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s homes.   This was... Read More

New Mexico Painting Trip
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Three of my friends and I are on a painting trip to New Mexico.  We rented a casita near Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O’Keeffe spent many years painting the dramatic landscape. Susan, Mary,... Read More

Traverse City Paintout
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Traverse City Paintout  The weather was perfect for yesterday's paintout in Traverse City. Painters were competing for cash prizes, including a special award for the painting that best depicted the 1960s.   The... Read More