Sheila Woodruff
painting in oils and acrylics
My surroundings are my inspiration, whether I'm in the countryside, near water or in a city. Bright studio with access to garden. Plenty of parking.

I enjoy using colour and texture to express myself when painting and I'm drawn to a broad range of subjects: landscapes with wide horizons wooded glades, harbours and seascapes, cities at night, my garden. I try to capture a glimpse of the difference in mood created by the light on a clear bright day in contrast to that under overcast grey clouds or from vivid city lights. What excites me in every painting is the challenge of communicating the essential atmosphere of a place and time without spelling anything out too clearly.

I mainly work in oils but have recently revived my interest in acrylics and sketching with pastels.