Sheila Karrow

Sheila Karrow

Active Member

Preferred Medium: 

Acrylic and watercolour

Sheila Karrow
Artist Bio:

Sheila Karrow divides her time between Cowichan Valley and Haida Gwaii. She is currently working on her PhD in art education and is interested in the relationship between artist- teacher and place conscious learning. She teaches at Mill Bay nature school and part time at the University of Victoria. SheilA is an advocate of the arts and has recently joined the board at the Cowichan Valley arts council.

Sheila Karrow
Artist Statement:

Influenced by early Canadian landscape painters, Sheila's images illustrate the necessity between the human spirit and the land. Composition and technique or evident in her work as she strives for extreme detail, combining both realism and abstraction."what has died becomes the body for new life; there is no end. I show this interdependence of living matter by using the organic forest colours in green, ochre, and sienna. Light and dark imagery reoccur in my forest and coastal scenes as I explore fragile ecosystems, precious landscapes we can no longer take for granted. I feel connected when I paint among the trees of a mature forest where time stands still yet new life and ages past both share the same space."