I sanded this painting halfway through the process as the impasto became cumbersome. The sanding divulged many intricate and exciting detailed passages that were inspiring to work on. I worked with those revealed areas by covering some and leaving some exposed. I then added lines of oil pastels to create cohesion.

- Sheila Grabarsky

Summerwood
SHEILA GRABARSKY


Acrylic paint, oil pastel on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2019

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 7 oz.

$1,900

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Artist
Sheila Grabarsky
Waretown, New Jersey

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.