Sheila Ottley

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I am a landscape and figurative artist, and try to reflect experiences that have affected me emotionally. I work from home in an attic studio using a sketchbook and photos as source material. My work concentrates on people, landscapes and townscapes, at home and abroad, using a variety of media such as pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolour. I am constantly experimenting with texture, light, colour, and shape, and am drawn to the impressionists and contemporary artists such as John Blockley and Mark Leach. I usually like to work on several paintings at once to keep my work fresh and alive. I paint every day and like to paint what I see. I find there is nothing better than painting outside from life with my oils and palette knife.


1950 Born in Woolwich as Sheila Rice

1970 Studied Art at Avery Hill College Eltham

1971 to present day continued to paint whilst raising a family and working

part time and then on to full time. I exhibited locally throughout this time.

2008 First solo exhibition

2008 Joined Sidcup Art Club


Solo Exhibitions

* What If Gallery Dartford, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

* Notting Hill Gallery 5, 2009

* Mick Jagger Gallery Dartford, 2011


Other Notable Exhibitions

* Mall Galleries

* Exhibited and sold in the Royal Institute of Watercolour Exhibition 2012 and the Pastel Society Exhibition 2012 and 2017

* Royal Society of British Artists 2014

* Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Waterloo, Exhibited work  in  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

* Pre selected for the Threadneedle Prize 2012, 2013, 2014.

* Mall Galleries Discerning Eye 2017


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