Born in Queens, New York, and living in Los Angeles since 1987, Sheila Fein is inspired by the changing world around her. Earning her BA in Design from Buffalo State College of New York, her concentration was on drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, writing, and photography. Sheila’s education as an artist has taken her everywhere from New York, to Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and to Bath University in England.
Today Sheila teaches private students of all ages helping them to release their individual drawing style and continues to follow her passion to paint, draw, and show her work. Her fine art, Fein Fantasy Portraits, and illustrations have been collected by individuals and corporations in the Greater Los Angeles area as well as across the USA and abroad. Her work has been published in numerous online interviews, books, and magazines.
Sheila loves to curate shows for artists and participate in solo and group exhibitions. She feels you never stop learning and it is important to not only go inward to discover yourself but to be part of the art community and share the journey.
In addition to being a fine artist, Sheila works as an illustrator and is a PAL artist and member of SCBWI. She has illustrated and designed many children's books.
I view the world in a fantastical and dreamlike way and I am enamored with contemporary popular culture. Everything is always new to me and I delight in experimentation. Odd moments with people, the natural world, and objects catch my attention. I seek to surprise the viewer and myself with unexpected perspectives. My philosophy is to work without the critic on my shoulder and let my imagination be my guide. I am about to let go and follow the strongest voice in my head.