Sheila Szabototh Fine Art
Canadian ~ CedarOaks Studio
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Sheila is a tornado chaser,
solar eclipse chaser, world traveller and amateur astronomer. She enjoys
hiking, canoeing and sitting in nature watching wildlife with her camera
poised. All these adventures have inspire her creative self.
flowing from right hand and left hand, the edge of a palette knife and the soft
blending bristles of a brush, there are two characteristics of Sheila that
shine in her painting styles: her wild roaming personality and her old-fashion
Sheila paints nature's diverse subjects that are close
to her heart and plays with emotions in abstracts. Constantly experimenting
with the application of paint and subjects of nature, emotional release and
curiosity are the main reasons why she considers herself a self-taught artist
on the canvas even though she has taken many art classes as a hobby with the
Southampton Art School over the past years as a way to encourage her creativity
Sheila lives near the shores of Great Lake Huron in a small
town for almost 35 years after growing up in the city of Mississauga, Ontario,
I like to
caress the canvas with fiery passion sailing on the waves of textures while
melting into confident colours leaving a part of my emotional soul behind. Each
piece represents my enthusiastic dance with nature, a story of my unique
perspective of the journey of life lived thus far.
My inspiration comes
from sunlight and shadows, dark layered storm clouds, prominences exploding
from the sun, shapes of trees, rapidly flowing waters, and architecture from
different cultures. My eyes see the universe full of artistic wonders begging
me to create the experience I live and feel, at that moment.
experiment with different techniques, mediums and ideas for example sometime
deliberately forcing cracks to appear in a painting. I mix colours on the
canvas creating more character to a painting. At times, I love to violently
brush and palette knife the paint onto the canvas. Leaving the undercoat of
paint to show though into the finished product can dramatically add depth,
layers and interest. Impasto painting dry smudging, and manipulating the paint
any way I can think of are fun ways to express my emotions about a subject.
I enjoy how the bold, deep flowing brush strokes of colour (impasto
textures) have a soul existence and are the brain of the painting that speaks
to me to convey the emotions of the displayed subject. I've experienced melting
into colours and feeling the loneliness of viridian green, the waving and upset
alizarin crimson, the throbbing energetic passion of lemon yellow and the love
and caring traits of phthalo blue. My compositions are not unlike a performance
of the universal language - music.
I paint from my soul -- any way it
I invite you to view my artistic interpretations and connect
with the feelings and senses it produces within yourself.