Sheila Lanham Pollen Cloud ll 2015 oil on panel 12" x 16"
Sheila Lanham's paintings have a totemic quality to them. The imagery reminds me of two of my favorite artists, Forrest Bess and Alan Davie. Her paintings are bold in their use of color and direct in their paint application. The paintings are not too fussy and are abstract with a poetic undertone that imbues them with an almost native american feeling. These modest size works have a power that resonates beyond what one would expect when viewing them.