“Abstract, contemporary and beautiful, Sheila Riley’s collage pieces are truly unique. Inspired by water and reflections, her collages are made using tissue paper, magazines, paint, thread and ribbon to create a sense of depth and emotion in every work.”
“The movement of water….the sense of what we understand about water, which is an extremely fundamental matter. It’s a good subject that one could work on most of one’s life if necessary.” William Hayter
Having married a musician, my life was very busy in different ways until in September 2008 I was unexpectedly widowed. Suddenly I found myself needing to find a way of expressing some of the most intense emotions I have ever experienced.
As will be apparent, I have always had a fascination with water and reflections. From a more traditional start I began experimenting with collage and am gradually developing a style that is quite abstract and contemporary. Using torn tissue paper and magazines with paint and coloured threads, I am enjoying creating some vibrant work.
Since starting to show my work early in 2012 I have been very successful with a series of one man shows, street galleries and online sales.
I hope you find something that interests you.