Born to Scottish parents in London in 1927, Sheila has lived near London and in Hertfordshire until 1995 when she moved to Edinburgh. She attended Watford Art School and the London Central School of Arts and Crafts. She began painting in watercolour at an early age, and has been especially attracted to marine subjects, although she also paints landscapes. She has developed her own distinctive style of oil painting with a knife.
Sheila has exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, and the United Society of Artists. She has also had frequent solo exhibitions in London and Scotland.
A Celebration of Marine Art, London (1996)
20th Century Marine Painting by Denys Brook-Hart (1981)
Sheila enjoys working to a detailed brief and welcomes instruction from her client. She prefers to work from photographs or reference material, and throughout her career has ammassed a wealth of coastal sketches to draw upon in the creation of new pieces.