About Shelia Thompson
Moving from Tennessee to Charleston changed everything!
Growing up as a creative child in Nashville Tennessee and then arriving in Charleston as a young mother in the spring of 1968. The first views of the city were so delightful. I picked up the paint and brushes and begin to develop Charleston scenes. Being self-taught artist I wanted the paintings to be colorful and full of light.
For years People have enjoyed my art and they would always say “it looks so happy”. Today, I am known as the happy artist. The colors I use and myself taught style are my trade marks. I enjoy painting architecture and landscapes, but I enjoy most of all painting expressive animals, even some with attitudes.
Exploring the world of art can take you the viewer to your own happy place.
Artist Statement Starting a new piece of art is like going on a journey. There are many surprises along the way but at the end of the trip there is satisfaction.
2012 North Charleston Arts Festival Best in Show and Purchase award.
2015 Folly Beach Art Festival Mayors Purchase award
2018 Tides of March First Place