Sheila England
(b. 1956, United States)

             

     My most recent style of drawing evolved several years ago.  I was finishing up my degree at Towson University . During one of my evening classes, the critique & lecture was finished earlier than usual and we had one hour left.  We were told to use the time to draw rather than being dismissed (which I had hoped). Without ruminating too much I dove right in, scribbling away. I let my hand, pen and imagination kick in.  It felt good. Afterwards my  instructor continued to encourage me to work with it.  Since then I have learned to grab those  moments of truth and just do it. I heard somewhere that, one must have faith in the lines, and a story/image will reveal itself.  Having an ability to gain access to an inner sanctum of creativity is such a precious thing. I  try not to waste it. I have some sort drawing material on me nearly everywhere I go .  

           A quote from David Bayles’ and Ted Orland’s book  Art and Fear reads: “Artists don’t get down to work until the pain of working is exceeded by the pain of not working”-STEPHEN DeStaebler

 

Education

Towson University, Bachelor of Science in Fine Art, concentration in Painting, Printmaking  &  Drawing  2013
Arundel Community College, Associates, Fine Art, 2000

Recent shows

Random Lines, A Solo Exhibition :Storage Space Gallery, Towson University Center of Fine Arts, September 2013
2013 Towson University Senior Art Show
Lotta Art : Baltimore 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Word on the Street:  Baltimore  2012
Mayhem: Art About Chaos :National juried show ,Gallery Underground, May 2014, Arlington, Virginia,                                           Honorable Mention for: End Of The Day.                                                                                                                                                                                      Juror: Mark Cameron Boyd, Corcoran Gallery of Art/College of Art & Design, Washington, DC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Image and Imagination:  Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition : Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery,  St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland –  May 21 – June 7, 2015

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