Artsy Fartsy Tuesday-Sheila WedegisI first heard about Sheila when all these nose portraits started showing up on my friends blogs. We went to Sheila’s blog, and realized she was on a mission to paint 30 dog noses. What a fun idea!! And yes, she did complete them all. We asked Sheila if she would like to be an Artsy Fartsy featured artist, and she said yes….She would love to. Here is a little info about Sheila. For the past 13 years I have specialized in painting Labrador Retrievers. Sharing our home with 4 Labs, now 2, I can say I know their nuances and their spirit and I have captured that in my work.My goal now, after losing my Muse, Sophie to oral cancer, is to paint all that I see and love. “Painting Across America” in a RV is my dream. Since the RV hasn’t manifested itself as yet you will be seeing Florida!!I have been a professional artist for many years and my landscapes as well as animals, have been in shows throughout the country as well as in Galleries throughout Florida. I was selected this past summer to be one of 12 artists to display their work at the Ormond Memorial Museum, Ormond Beach, Florida for the “Dog Days Of Summer” exhibit. I also work with several Lab rescues in the US and recently traveled to Scotland to help Labrador Retriever Rescue Scotland raise monies for re-homing their Labs.
To “Touch the Soul of Another “so that they know they are not alone is the primary goal of my work. Capturing the soul of the animal in paint and the spirit in the land.
I tend to use a limited palette though every so often I try and branch out a bit. This year I want to experiment with reds!!
Please feel free to contact me with questions, inquiries. I do commissions of all animals and places. firstname.lastname@example.org
More of Sheila’s work can be seen on her website, and her blog. So be sure to go and visit her.