Sheila Olsen has been an artist (in one way or another) her entire life. She has lived and painted in Brazil and Florida, before settling in the vibrant art town of Laguna Beach, CA. In 2010 Sheila dedicated her career to her painting making art her focus.
Sheila has three predominate genres: seascapes, depictions of flora and fauna, and abstract expressionism. All of her paintings exhibit vivid color and bold strokes painted with oil, acrylic and mixed media. Vibrant blue, turquoise and green seascapes make one feel as if they’re on vacation at the seaside. Bright sunsets painted in bold color show her love of the beach. Palm and floral paintings give the excitement one feels on a tropical island or at the first sign of spring time. Her abstracts provide a hint of the other genres but seek the freedom of departing from the real with a hint of figurative.
Sheila’s paintings have been purchased by collectors in France, Greece, Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, and throughout the United States. Besides painting, Sheila has always felt a strong commitment to giving back. She spent time volunteering as a teacher and infant caregiver in orphanages in Brazil and South Africa.
Her current focus is on health and preservation of our oceans and she donates paintings towards this cause.