About Shelia Thompson
From a creative child in Tennessee to an oil painter in Charleston
Arriving in Charleston in the spring of 1968, I was captivated by the delightful views of twisted wisteria in full bloom. It was a symphony of colors including the beautiful azaleas and historic Charleston houses. I picked up my brushes and paints and began to create Charleston scenes.
Over the years people have come to see my art as happy. Many of my awards in paintings are the farm animals with attitude. Those that view my art, find their own happy place.
My goal is to bring light and color into my collectors homes, while enjoying their painting for years to come.
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