In 1956, Scottish-born Sheila Adams came to Canada and made Calgary her home. The rugged beauty of Western Canada with its Rocky Mountains, Foothills and Alberta plains provide ideal subject matter for her work in oil and acrylic. Adams’ techniques and years of experience create fluid compositions that burst with the colour and energy of Alberta’s nature.
Always open to new concepts, she has explored various aspects of painting and experimented with colour and design. Sheila's work can be seen in private and corporate collections across Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, and the United States.
Influenced by artists such as Norman Brown and Jean Geddes, Sheila Adams is constantly increasing her body of knowledge and technical expertise. Passionate about continuous growth as an artist, Sheila aims to breathes life into each of her new works. Adams is also a member of the Calgary Sketch Club and The Federation of Canadian Artists. In March 1996 she was awarded signature status with the Federation.
The Lighthouse Art Community of California - Robert Caples, Naomi Brotherton, AWS
Red Deer College, Alberta - Pat Jones, ASA Calgary, Alberta, July 1998 - Working with the Model, July & August 2000 - Colour Theory, john Cooper, 2001
White Rock Summer School of the Arts - Carrie Burns Brown, South Carolina, USA - Neil Patterson, SFCA, OPA, Bragg Creek, AB
Coupeville Arts Center, Whidby Island, Washington, USA - Nana Gerosimova, Academy of Fine Arts, Tblisi, Republic of Georgia.