“Abstract, contemporary and beautiful, Sheila Riley’s collage pieces are truly unique. Inspired by water and reflections, her collages are made using tissue paper, magazines, paint, thread and ribbon to create a sense of depth and emotion in every work.”
Having married a musician, my life was very busy in different ways until in September 2008 I was unexpectedly widowed. Suddenly I found myself needing to find a way of expressing some of the most intense emotions I have ever experienced.
As will be apparent, I have always had a fascination with water and reflections. From a more traditional start I began experimenting with collage and am gradually developing a style that is quite abstract and contemporary. Using torn tissue paper and magazines with paint and coloured threads, I am enjoying creating some vibrant work.
Some of Sheila's original and unique works of art are available to view and buy from The Irène Laksine Gallery.