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Sheila Niekirk

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Laid up for winter


Dawn Storm

               
Sudden Squall

After teaching for some years in St Leonards on sea, Switzerland and Canada (where she met her husband), Sheila had the opportunity to pursue her lifelong interest in painting. She happily includes marine subjects in her portfolio, having had an interest in sailing stimulated by an uncle who lived in Bosham, and latterly by gentle sailing in a National 12 on the Thames.

She trained at Amersham College of Art and has had work accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, the Society of Landscape Artists at the Mall Galleries, London, the New English Art Club, also at the Mall Galleries, The Society of Women Artists at the Westminster Galleries London, and the Obsidian Gallery at Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.

Colour is an important feature of Sheila’s Work. She uses different media to interpret the natural world, but colour is always a dynamic ingredient by which she expresses the different moods and times of day in her work, particularly with landscapes and seascapes.

Sheila has recently moved  from the Chilterns to the South Coast where her work has been inspired by harbours, cliffs and the sea in all its moods.

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