About Sheila

Born and raised in an adventurous family, I grew up exploring BC’s coast. These early explorations have led to a lifelong love of the coast. Inspired by the coastal landscape, I strive to capture its beauty in my watercolour 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.  More recently I have begun to translate these small images into larger paintings.  I am thoroughly enjoying the process of pulling together my inspirations, fine arts training and the years of sketching into finished paintings.

A few years ago I fulfilled a life long dream of living in a remote coastal community and moved to the small island community 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.

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