Paintings by Sheila Elias
"The art maintains a life of its own; it takes you where it wants to go."
Sheila Elias' color-soaked canvas are filled with the vivid hue of an imagination that has been both her guide and her muse. Inspired by Matisse, Elias's work is driven by a unique collage technique that incorporates the realism of photography and mechanical reproduction with her own personal mindscape.
Art history and contemporary urban issues provide a thematic frame for Elias' art. Through it she strives to express historical visions and to understand what is altered by time and what remains eternally unchanged.
Sheila has a website at www.sheilaelias.com/.