extensive body of work primarily in
figurative and expressionistic
genres. Using form and colour, she
establishes an emotional
attachment with a whimsical sense
of humour. The works cause
admirers and collectors alike to be
reminded of Kokoshka, Sautine or
later works of Henry Matisse.
Art Critic Commentary Highlights: Mina Kan, art dealer and gallery
owner in Bisbee, Arizona comments: "The works appear three
dimensional and the colors are very exciting". "the pieces are of
great interest for their emotional content and compositions." (the late) Peter
Kolysnik, artist and teacher (who has his permanent collections of
work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, OTT Art Gallery and the Winnipeg
Art Gallery is one of many whom have found Sheila's work "not like work
done in North America and are amazing".
Being featured at a myriad of art expositions in Toronto and
Montreal. Sheila has earned particular recognition from the juried
show of the Canadian Artists Society in Montreal, Quebec.
In 2010 Sheila generously donated her “whimsy collection” to
support the relief effort in Haiti via UNICEF.
Biography Sheila denaburg
Graduate of University of Manitoba and McGill University in History and Art, focused on Egyptian and Inuit Art. My thesis drew on the struggle of the Inuit Artist in Canada and beyond. Instinctively many of my ideas stem from this introduction as well as a great appreciation for symbolic, mythical and expressionistic art.
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Thoughts about art and community:
Toronto is bursting with art. The more I meet people so many more are artists. But in North York the talent of children outshines us all. Children are so encouraged through art and music as well as dance. Whereas they may be at times very discouraged in school or at home in some ways, not all. Art builds bridges between people and I think Toronto keeps making this connection. So I am proud being here. Now!