Landscape Mixed Media Artist
Sheila Letwiniuk, a self-taught artist born in Toronto, Ontario, currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where she finds inspiration in the beauty of nature that truly captivates her heart. Cherished childhood memories spent at the cottage beside Lake Matchedash shaped Sheila’s profound appreciation for the natural world.
The sights and sounds of the forest, with squirrels scampering, bullfrogs croaking, and crickets chirping, remain vivid in Sheila’s mind. From the enchanting melody of the Whippoorwill to the hoot of the owl that serenaded the night, these memories continue to fuel her artistic passion.
Driven by a love for nature, Sheila embarked on memorable camping and hiking
journeys along the British Columbia coast, through California, the interior of BC, and the Sunshine Coast. She seeks to capture the essence of both calm and stormy landscapes, evoking a range of emotions that people experience when immersed in the natural world.
In her art, Sheila skillfully portrays serene scenes where gentle breezes sway
wildflowers and the sun casts a warm, comforting glow. She also captures the raw power and intensity of storms, with dramatic skies. Through her brushstrokes and mixed media techniques, she invites viewers to feel the tranquility, excitement, and introspection that nature evokes.
Sheila’s talent and unique artistic perspective were showcased at the prestigious Outsiders Festival in 2019, where her captivating pieces garnered attention and admiration. Her art was also displayed at Christ Church, providing her with the opportunity to share her artistic insights through interviews with fellow artists. Additionally, Sheila has demonstrated her special techniques and insights at the renowned Blooms Festival held at Deer Lake.
Sheila Letwiniuk’s landscape mixed media artistry invites viewers to embrace the full spectrum of emotions that nature elicits, from serene tranquility to the powerful energy of storms. Her mixed media masterpieces serve as a visual and emotional journey, fostering a deeper connection between people and the natural world.