Sheila Simpson Studio

Contemporary Paintings and Mixed Media

Paintings on Papyrus

2 Crows with Pears Diptych
Watercolor - 20"x24"
2 Crows with Pears Diptych
Watercolor - 20"x24"
Heron and Mt. Baker
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Heron and Mt. Baker
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Peregrines  and Mt. Baker Diptych
Watercolor - 10"x24" each
Peregrines and Mt. Baker Diptych
Watercolor - 10"x24" each
Quail and Camas #2 
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Quail and Camas #2
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Gallinule 
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Gallinule
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Hummingbird and Honeysuckle #1
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Hummingbird and Honeysuckle #1
Watercolor - 7"x10"
2 Barn Swallows
Watercolor - 4"x7.5"
2 Barn Swallows
Watercolor - 4"x7.5"
2 Meadowlarks
Watercolor - 7"x10"
2 Meadowlarks
Watercolor - 7"x10"
Ae'o (Hawaiian Stilt)
Watercolor - 5.5"x8.25"
Ae'o (Hawaiian Stilt)
Watercolor - 5.5"x8.25"
Goldfinch and Camas
Watercolor - 4"x7.25"
Goldfinch and Camas
Watercolor - 4"x7.25"
Heron #8 
Watercolor - 7.5"x14"
Heron #8
Watercolor - 7.5"x14"
Heron in Fir 1
Watercolor - 14"x24"
Heron in Fir 1
Watercolor - 14"x24"
Heron in Fir 2
Watercolor - 14"x24"
Heron in Fir 2
Watercolor - 14"x24"
Camas, Wren, Butterfly
Watercolor - 6"x12"
Camas, Wren, Butterfly
Watercolor - 6"x12"
Junco on Oak Branch
Watercolor - 4"x7.5"
Junco on Oak Branch
Watercolor - 4"x7.5"

For the past 30 years of my life as an artist I have been inspired by both ancient Egyptian art and Japanese art. Prior to becoming a painter I had training, and spent 10 years working in textiles, primarily weaving.  A textured ground is one of my most favorite grounds to paint on. Papyrus has both a woven appearance, and a neutral color on which to paint. The painting media is watercolor with some Egg Tempera, particularly in areas that are white.