February 2016 Newsletter

Happy Leap Day! I realized the other day that I've been working on this whole professional painter thing consistently for 10 years now!!?

And I'm pretty happy (and grateful) to report that it might just work out! Doors continue to open and ideas continue to flow.

Big thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way - including the new publication Bend Magazine for the arts feature in their winter issue (link below).

Warmly, Sheila

Sheila Dunn by Talia Jean Photography 2
Sheila Dunn by Talia Jean Photography 2
MAKING A LIFE OUT OF ART by Lee Lewis Husk

Seeing an artist’s workspace is often a reminder of what it takes to make it as an artist. Sheila Dunn used to paint in a friend’s garage where she dressed warmly to combat the chill. These days, her studio is in a second-story bedroom with a futon that sleeps the occasional guest. This studio, perhaps just another stepping stone, is a snapshot of a young painter with a part-time job and a full-time passion for canvas.

The former yoga instructor from Colorado lives and paints in an apartment off a busy Bend residential street. She offers tea and then leads the way up a narrow staircase to her studio. The room is small but the painting in progress is large—six feet by five feet—and occupies the majority of the wall. It’s hard to imagine her getting the canvas up the stairs...

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Talia Jean Photography
Talia Jean Photography
Talia Jean Photography
Talia Jean Photography

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Chris & Yoly by Sheila Dunn_Sparrow Bakery
Chris & Yoly by Sheila Dunn_Sparrow Bakery

Yoly & Chris Commissioned by Sparrow Bakery Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches

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Yoly & Chris Commissioned by Sparrow Bakery Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches