Sheila’s artwork has taken a critical view of social, political and cultural issues combining themes from Sublime Art through Feminist Theory and into Maternal Subjectivity. She teaches printmaking in secondary schools, colleges and on the Artscool! project at University of Hertfordshire. Sheila makes complex mixed media artwork using a variety of materials and processes with printmaking as a central core.

During lockdown her work has taken a new turn as she has been engrossed in nature and appreciating its benign indifference to our human tragedy. She has taken to foraging in and around her beautiful rural studio in Marsworth and has found many rewarding things to make into home-made inks. Following nature’s lead she has also discovered Eco-printing; a satisfying way to explore plant pattern, colour, dyes and this natural technique.

Leaves, petals, heat and water - with these simple ingredients she has begun to make beautiful images that connect with the natural world around her. She makes unique eco-prints that reflect the land around her studio, as well as the choices of her hands and eyes. Along the way she has learned trust, acceptance and perseverance, learned the names of many local plants both cultivated and wild, and now pays much more attention to how they change through the seasons.

If you are interested in learning more of this wonderful, natural, artistic pursuit then please contact Sheila on or visit her website

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2 Vicarage Gardens,
Marsworth ,
Nr. Tring,
HP23 4NJ

Telephone: 07821 177 685

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MY RESIDENCY AT NORTH WATFORD LIBRARY / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-10-06T00:00:00Z">Thu 06 Oct 2022</span>MY RESIDENCY AT NORTH WATFORD LIBRARY / Thu 06 Oct 2022

In May I responded to an Open Call on the Creative Hertfordshire website for the My Story Artist-in-Residency Programme run by Hertfordshire Libraries...

MY STORY RESIDENCY – No. 4 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-03-07T00:00:00Z">Mon 07 Mar 2022</span>MY STORY RESIDENCY – No. 4 / Mon 07 Mar 2022

MY STORY RESIDENCY – NORTH WATFORD LIBRARY My Story is an intergenerational community Arts project inspired by shared stories from Hertfordshire re...

MY STORY RESIDENCY NO 3 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-02-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 Feb 2022</span>MY STORY RESIDENCY NO 3 / Fri 18 Feb 2022

MY STORY RESIDENCY – NORTH WATFORD LIBRARY My Story is an intergenerational community Arts project inspired by shared stories from Hertfordshire re...

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PRINTING FROM MEMORY / <span >Sun 03 Feb 2019</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-12-31T00:00:00Z">Thu 31 Dec 2020</span> <span>(2 year)</span>PRINTING FROM MEMORY / Sun 03 Feb 2019 to Thu 31 Dec 2020 (2 year)

This is an exciting, new workshop that shows you how to transform your memories into vibrant prints. Just bring a variety of your photos (buildings,...

NATURE&apos;S MEDICINE / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-20T00:00:00Z">Mon 20 Jul</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-08-05T00:00:00Z">Wed 05 Aug 2020</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>NATURE'S MEDICINE / Mon 20 Jul to Wed 05 Aug 2020 (2 weeks)

An Art Exhibition in the Garden at OPEN DOOR, BERKHAMSTED Celebrating Nature's ability to heal. Private View Friday 17th July 6 - 7pm If you...

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Solar Plate Printmaking / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-10-13T00:00:00Z">Fri 13 Oct 2023</span>Solar Plate Printmaking / Fri 13 Oct 2023

Solar Plate Printmaking This workshop is complex and is recommended for experienced participants. It will demonstrate how to establish images onto m...

Monoprinting / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-10-06T00:00:00Z">Fri 06 Oct 2023</span>Monoprinting / Fri 06 Oct 2023

Monoprinting is a form of Printmaking that creates individual, unique images in which every print is different. This course will show the major way...

ECO-PRINT COURSES / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-10-06T00:00:00Z">Fri 06 Oct 2023</span>ECO-PRINT COURSES / Fri 06 Oct 2023

I am happy to offer this course every 4th Tuesday of the month at my Studio at Open Door, Berkhamsted This is an Eco-Friendly print technique where...

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Artist&apos;s StudioArtist's Studio

Hello, I am looking for a suitable space that can be used as an artist's studio. Ideally the space should be light and roughly 25 - 30 sq. metres....