Sheila is known for painting the landscape of her native California and the West. These paintings hang in private collections from Atlanta to Australia and Cape Cod to Pebble Beach, including the collections of Clint Eastwood and Dina Eastwood. She paints primarily in pastels to capture the luminous quality of the Western light. Her studio is in the historic Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove, California.
Prior to establishing herself as an artist, Sheila had a distinguished career as a city and county planner. Her work on open space and resource conservation issues won numerous regional and national planning awards. Her love and respect for nature are now being translated into her paintings.
Sheila's art has been featured in the American Artist Magazine Studios Edition; in the Monterey County Arts Council 2015 Calendar, Celebrating Monterey County; on the cover of California Landscape Painters, 2010; and in California Landscape Painters, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Carmel Valley Art Association, Carmel Valley; Venture Gallery, Monterey; Gallery North, Carmel; Natsoulas Gallery, Davis (Sacramento); Galeria Tonantzen, San Juan Bautista; the Sunset Center, Carmel; the Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove; the Steinbeck Center, Salinas; the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey; the Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos; the Triton Museum, Santa Clara; and the Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley.
Sheila is a member of the Women Artists of the West (associate juried member), California Art Club, Pastel Society of the West Coast, and the Pacific Grove Art Center.