in Boston, Sheila Wedegis has spent most of her life in the New England
area. Sheila relocated to Palm Bay, FL from Portsmouth, NH with her husband, Roger, three cats and her black
Labs, Sophie and Sammy and chocolate Lab,
Fergus. Art has been her passion and expression since she was a child.
Her formal training was at Butera School of Art in Boston,
however her greatest growth has been in the actual "doing"
...painting what she knows and loves.
Her work reflects the upbringing of her adopted
parents, her search for and finally her reunion with her biological
mother. Her earliest work
consisted of strict, detailed landscapes and still lives, using oil as her
medium of choice. However, it
wasn’t long before the need to reflect herself, her healing process
became evident in her work. Through
on going studies and workshops, observations and experimentation, there
has been in constant rebirth with herself and her work. While grounding themselves in the realities of her life, Ms.
Wedegis’ pieces contain an unmistakable spiritual essence. Often using herself as the central figure, she incorporates symbols
and colors to reflect the world as she sees it. “To
touch the soul of one other person, to know they are not alone on this
journey” is the dedication of her work and the reflection of her
life’s journey. Sheila continuing to paint her love of the
Caribbean and her three Labrador Retrievers... stay