About Sheila

BC's coast is my home and inspiration.  I strive to portray its beauty and share my love for this special place in my paintings.  For years I have kept "Illustrated Journals", small sketchbooks full of drawings, paintings and notes, attempting to capture special moments and/or images of my coastal life.  Over the years I have begun to translate these small images into larger paintings. A number of years ago I fulfilled a life long dream of living in a remote coastal community and moved to the small island village of Sointula, just off the north end of Vancouver Island.   I share my life in Sointula with my artist husband, Tim Motchman, a woodcarver who creates beautiful carvings.  Our studios are in our home, which we share with our pets and keep a large garden for growing food and beautiful plants.  Thanks for visiting my site. Connect with me on social media: Facebook