Inspired by nature's strength and beauty.
Sheila Ballantyne began her lifelong artistic journey at the age of twelve, is self-taught and now painting primarily in acrylic. Capturing the strength and beauty found in nature through dramatic composition and a soft life-like quality the viewer is drawn into each painting. Her skill and versatility as a painter are demonstrated in the many and often unexpected subjects she portrays. Dedicating a career to preserving these images on canvas, Sheila’s work has received numerous awards and has gained International recognition in the world of nature art. Membership in Artists for Conservation is a significant base for Sheila to fulfil her desire to help in raising funds and awareness for both local and National Conservation efforts. Sheila, along with her husband George, enjoy transforming what they experience in nature into art at their studio/gallery located near Brockville, Ontario.
Support for Conservation:
Artists for Conservation - percentage of sales (2010 & 2011)
Friends of Charleston Lake (2011)
Ducks Unlimited Canada (2001 & 2008)
Brockville Ducks Unlimited Fundraiser (2009 & 2010)
Trumpeter Swan Program - Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (2007)
Friends of the Osprey - Kawartha Lakes (2005)
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters (1999)
O.S.P.C.A. Humane Society - Brockville (1997 to present)
Buckhorn Community Center
Services Assistance for Independent Living (SAIL)
- 2011 - People's Choice Award - Spirit of the Land
Sheila's painting "Timeless" captures People's Choice Award in "Spirit of the Land", Marianne van Silfhout's 4th Annual juried art show, St. Lawrence College, Brockville, Ontario.
- 2011 - Along The River's Edge
1000 Islands Arts Center of Clayton, New York, selects "Whispering Pines" for their Along The River's Edge art show.
- 2011 - Kingston Arts Council's Juried Art Salon
Sheila''s "Under Surveillance" is selected for this 10th Annual Juried Show.
- 2011 - The Art of Conservation
Artists for Conservation selects "Under Surveillance" and "Timeless" for their 4th Annual "The Art of Conservation" Show
- 2010 - Three Horse Art Studio 4th Annual Show
Sheila's painting "Tomahawk Rock" was selected by the show visitors as "The People's Choice". This annual show in Eastern Ontario features the talents of a number of local fine artists.
- 2010 - AFC's
Artists for Conservation selects "Tomahawk Rock" and "Grace" for inclusion their 2010 "The Art of Conservation" Annual Show
- 2010 - Kingston Arts Council selects Tomahawk Rock
Kingston Arts Council selects “Tomahawk Rock” painting for their 9th Annual Juried Art Salon. The exhibition is being held at the Wilson Room of the Kingston Frontenac public Library from May 1 to May 29th, 2010.
- 2009 - 1000 Islands Art Center, Clayton New York
Sheila's painting "River Watch" is selected for this International "Along The River's Edge Art Show and Sale" running from July 9th through August 28, 2009.
- 2009 - MVS Gallery St. Lawrence College, Brockville, Ontario
Sheila has two paintings selected for the second annual juried art show "Intrigue into the 1000 Islands". "Melancholy George" and "The Point" were selected for showing in the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery during the period of June 29 to August 9, 2009.
- 2008 - Ducks Unlimited Canada Art Portfolio Selection
Sheila's painting Thrill Seekers is selected for the DU Canada 2008 Art Portfolio.
- 2008 - Awarded Juror's Choice at Clayton New York Art Show & Sale
Sheila's painting "Front Row Seats" was awarded Juror's Choice Award at the Handweaving Museum and Arts Center show aptly named, Along the River's Edge. The chosen painting was one of three of Sheila's entries selected for this prestigious juried show.
- 2004 - Parks Canada St. Lawrence Islands National Park
Parks Canada St. Lawrence Islands National Park honours a Purchase Award to Sheila. The selected painting becomes an addition to their permanent collection.
- 2003 - Featured artist on New York WPBS-TV Annual Art Auction
As featured artist on WPBS-TV Annual Art Auction Sheila's painting Bountiful Beauty set an overbid record of US$6,400.
- 2002 - Frederick Remington Museum (Odgensburg NY) International Juried Art Show participant
Sheila watercolour Spring Harvest was selected to the Frederick Remington Museum (Odgensburg NY) International Juried Art Show.
- 2001 - Ducks Unlimited Canada Art Portfolio Selection
Ducks Unlimited Canada selects two paintings for DU 2001 art print portfolio. A rarity with a mulyiple selection Sheila's Free Spirits and Freedom of Flight attracted the jurys attention.
- 1999 - Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters selects Sheila's White-tailed Buck for placement in their 2000 calendar.
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