Sheena studied furniture design at Edinburgh College of Art before changing to painting. She likes to prepare sketches and paintings on site. Her work has been described as 'atmospheric and evocative' often showing the effect of light on water and land and also the juxtaposition of new and old city buildings.
Sheena shows regularly with the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Paisley Art Institute. Her work has been accepted by the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour, Aberdeen Artists Society and the Discerning Eye, London. She has Paintings in the collections of a number of politicians including Clare Short and Jack McConnell and has been commissioned by councils and many firms and individuals in Britain and abroad. In January she is the featured artist in The Great Outdoors magazine.
She has featured in the Home Style Hub within the Great Scottish Indoors on Facebook.
FOR MANY, The hills in mid-winter can feel a bit monochrome. Ocasionally we'll have the contrast of a blazing blue sky and a covering of brilliant white snow, yet often things feel a bit dreich at this time of year. However, Sheena Phillips instead caprures the fleeting moments of winter sunshine that, although weak, can illuminate the hills and reveal the secret gentleness of the season. "I want to capture the moment of exhilaration, the moment when I see the light altering the appearance of the landscape," Sheena told TGO. "The moment can be over so quickly, and I want to hold it - nature at its best."
Sheena was sketching to the west towards the Pentland Hills when this scene caught her eye. "There had been a thunderstorm the night before, and I turned to the Moorfoot Hills to see this glow through the heavy clouds. The field boundaries came and went-it was mesmerising.
"I paint with large brushes on heavy watercolout paper, starting with the sky and land, and finishing with the detail in the studio. The chalange is deciding how long to paint into the watercolour washes before they start to dry."
See more of Sheena's work on Facebook and Instagram.
She is represented by The Torrance Gallery Edinburgh, Frames Galllery Perth and The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
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