February 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

Hello friends!

I hope this email finds you well.

A few quick updates from my world:

For the third year in a row, I will be one of the artists in the MUSE Conference Art Walk. This is such an amazing event and I feel honored to be a small part of it! If you're in Bend, you can check out my painting of Eleanor Roosevelt at Bellatazza this Friday. If not, I will post a photo of the complete painting in next month's newsletter. 

Painting the muse Eleanor Roosevelt

In addition to Bellatazza, I will also have an opening this Friday at Revolvr, the new men's clothing store in downtown Bend. I got a sneak peek of the space yesterday and all I can say is it's like a piece of art in and of itself! Can't wait to share photos next month.


And finally, I was recently interviewed on the blog Culture Seen. Check it out below!


Sheila Dunn has a way of adding geometry and color to the human form while maintaining fluidity and solid realism. Her work is bold like her brush strokes and she captures the complexity and beauty of femininity.

Culture Seen: Tell us a little about yourself.

Sheila Dunn: I was born into a big, wild, tight-knit Irish Catholic family and raised in the foothills of northern Colorado. When I wasn’t tromping through creeks and woods with my siblings and countless cousins I spent many hours creating as a child. Dancing, singing and writing stories eventually gave way to painting, which became my main interest. In 2006 I received a BFA in painting and a minor in art history from Colorado State University. The most pivotal part of my undergrad experience was studying abroad in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. It really solidified my love for the creative process (even when it’s maddening!) and illuminated art’s ability to help us make sense of the past and relate to the present. After college I fluttered about for several years, traveling to various countries (despite being more or less broke), teaching yoga and learning a great deal about myself along in the way. Six years ago I moved to Bend, Oregon on a total whim. I’m still more or less broke, but I’m doing what I love in a beautiful place so it’s worth it!

CS: When did you first discover you were an artist?

SD: I’ve been interested in creating for as long as I can remember. I still recall most of my art projects from elementary school and even at six years old something as goofy as creating a Santa Claus ornament out of a crushed soda can would absorb all my attention and felt somehow important. Though I felt a deep investment in my work from the beginning....Continue reading interview