This painting was a collaboration between Sheila and her grandson, Max, 15 years old. Alternately making marks, as if in conversation, on the half finished multilayered painting. Sheila subsequently completed the work, leaving some of those residual marks resulting in a fun composition. Abstract artwork created with organic, energetic brushwork evocative of flowers in bloom.

- Sheila Grabarsky

Max's Garden

Acrylic paint, oil pastels on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.75" d
4 lbs. 2 oz.



Sheila Grabarsky
Bluffton, South Carolina

Getting to Know Sheila

Sheila Grabarsky is an abstract painter living and working on the New Jersey shore. She is known for her bold and expressive gestural brushstrokes, juxtaposition of contrasting colors, and spontaneity in her paintings. Sheila’s animated paintings have been compared to those of Vasily Kandinsky, the Russian painter and art theorist referred to as “the father of abstraction.” And, like Kandinsky, the essence of inner beauty and the potency of the human spirit are key factors in her art. Fun fact: Sheila’s work is featured in a 2016 movie called American Pastoral. The film, starring Ewan McGregor and Dakota Fanning, is set in post-war New York during the flourishing abstract expressionism movement.