A graduate of University College, U of T, Sheila studied Fine Arts with Charles Comfort and John Hall. She was also influenced by her mother, Grace Craig, who painted with Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson.
Accompanying her foreign correspondent husband, Sheila travelled to over 100 countries over a period of 35 years. She visited many galleries and when exploring, always carried a camera and sketchbook. Since then she has visited some 35 foreign destinations from the South Pacific to the High Arctic. She travelled by qamutik (Inuit sled) almost as far as the entrance to the North West Passage, and even visited a Russian coal mine!
Sheila’s media is as diverse as her travels. She has used oil crayons and watercolours to sketch daily life in India, Japan, Jamaica, Cuba and Hawaii. She is fluent in both acrylic and oil paint. Her photography not only serves as inspiration for her paintings but appears in juried shows. She is currently inspired by the Georgian Bay area. Sheila likes the challenge of painting the pre-Cambrian rock formations and enjoys the constant dramatic changes in the sky and surrounding water.
Sheila is an active member of the Arts and Letters Club, where she exhibits regularly in juried shows, and the Heliconian Club. Her work has hung in the Roberts Gallery, Cooper Gallery, J.D. Carrier Gallery, and private homes.