Lot 258 - Sheila Wallis - Voila le portrait sans retouche (study)
Oil paint on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
I was born in Derry City in Northern Ireland. I live and work in London. I was awarded my Master’s Degree in 2014 at the City and Guilds of London Art School, and won the Principal’s Prize. In 2009 I won the Threadneedle Prize, the Winsor and Newton Painting / Watts Gallery Painting Prize. I won the ING Discerning Eye London and South East regional prize both in 2019 and in 2021. I bring the skills of a traditional figurative artist to a spectrum of contemporary and historical subject matter, my primary interest though, is as an image maker. My interests though wide-ranging, centre on exploring the formal and critical potential of painting and drawing. Whether through an exploration of the painterly potential of X-Ray imaging, cinematic and television stills, the tonal delicacy of the daguerreotype, or in creative reinterpretation of archival, photographic and photojournalistic sources. I occasionally accept portrait commissions and run a small private teaching practice from my London studio.
2014 Fine Art MA (Distinction) City and Guilds of London Art School
2009 Fine Art BA (Hons) Degree, University for the Creative Arts UK
2021 London and the South East Regional Prize, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries London
2014 Principal’s Prize City and Guilds of London Art School
2009 The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries London
2023 SFSA Drawing Open, London
2022 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London
2020 Annual Exhibition of Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London
2020 A Change of Season, The Gallery Holt, Norfolk UK
2020 The Seventh View, C24 Gallery New York
2019 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries London.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I selected these works (2 paintings and 2 drawings) because they are representative of my current practice.
I have recently been making small life studies using a life model in preparation for large studio paintings. I have been making large life studies since 2007 and continue to be captivated.
I frequently make small oil paintings from selected film-stills which begin to hint at the possibility of an alternative narrative, one that isn’t actually chronicled in the film itself.
The drawing of my husband's hands, and another is a depiction of an interior titled 'Room', a current subject of interest which I hope to further develop in 2023.
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