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Sheila Rowe

Okotoks, AB

It’s taken me a long time to become a painter. When I was younger and full of zeal to chart my ‘career path’, it seemed frivolous to study Fine Arts – and so I didn’t! I turned to broadcast journalism; perhaps you knew me in my years with CBC radio and television as Sheila Baptie, then Sheila Rowe. I don’t regret my choice but eventually I was ready for new choices, and I knew that painting was my spiritual homecoming. It took a few years of tentative dabbling before I broke through to the place of freedom; I painted like I was just along for the ride! I don’t land there every time I paint but when I do, I sense that I am fulfilling at least part of my destiny.

My interpretation of the natural environment follows in the Impressionist tradition. My palette of colours is not strictly ‘natural’ but is rather inspired by nature. I often ask, ‘what is this painting about?”, then set about to convey both the visual and the emotional tone of each experience. Art is communication; my goal when I create a painting is to communicate the energy and joy I experience when I am truly ‘seeing’.

Paintings by Sheila Rowe

Sunstruck - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Sunstruck
By Sheila Rowe
36 X 48 in
$1730
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Cherries Jubliee - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature Art - Oil on Canvas
Cherries Jubliee
By Sheila Rowe
24 X 48 in
$1150
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Ascending Hope - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature
Ascending Hope
By Sheila Rowe
36 X 48 in
$1750
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Trees Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Long Shadows
By Sheila Rowe
48 X 60 in
$2880
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Snowy Road - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Snowy Road
By Sheila Rowe
48 X 36 in
$1730
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Blairmore Blues - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature
Blairmore Blues
By Sheila Rowe
36 X 48 in
$1750
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Yukon Stream - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature
Yukon Stream
By Sheila Rowe
60 X 36 in
$2000
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Trees Art - Oil on Canvas
Heading Home
By Sheila Rowe
36 X 48 in
$1700
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Trees Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Hidden Sunshine
By Sheila Rowe
36 X 48 in
$1730
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Green Pastures - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Sheila Rowe - Okotoks, AB Local Artist - Nature Art - Oil on Canvas
Green Pastures
By Sheila Rowe
48 X 30 in
$1440
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