Meet the artist: Sheila Porreca

Hometown: Lansford

Where can we see your work?

The Taube Museum of Art in Minot was the first showing of my paintings in their Small Works Exhibit which was early this summer. I will be ready to display my pieces in the Taube or, any other gallery in the area, when the opportunity presents.

Do you have work for sale?

Yes. If anyone would like to see my art work, I have pictures posted to my Facebook page at Heartfelt-Art.

In what media do you work?

Watercolors and acrylics are usually my media of choice. I have done a little mixed-media as well which can add an interesting twist to a painting and give it a whole new look.

How would you describe your style?

Fluid; not too many restrictions. I like impressionism and abstract art but, I’m always willing to try other styles.

Who would you say have been influences on your work?

I’ve always enjoyed the three greats – Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso – but it’s hard to pinpoint one artist.

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

Nature is the theme I usually focus on for ideas. There is so much to explore and discover when you step outdoors and actually look at what is there in front of our eyes.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

The end results! To me, it’s like taking a journey and you are not sure where it’s going to take you until the very end.

Tell us a little about yourself?

I was raised on a farm in Maxbass, N.D. I’ve been happily married for 26 years. My career was in childcare, which I truly enjoyed. After I retired, I found a remarkable interest in drawing and shortly after, painting. I plan on pursuing this newly discovered passion for as long as I can.